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DIARY 



AND 



CONSULTATION BOOK 



OF 



1700 



MADEAS 
PKINTBD BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, QOVEENMBNT PEK8S 



PREFATORY NOTE. 



This volume contains the Proceedings of the President and Council of Fort 
St, George for the year 1700, comprised in the twenty-ninth volume of the 
series " Diary and Consultation Books," The original volume is in a fair state of 
preservation. 



K. Keishnaswami Atyangab, 
9i7i December 1922. 8uperiniendent-in-charge 

Madras Record, Ofl 



KECORDS or FORT ST. GEORGE. "^-^ - 



DIARY AND CONSULTATION BOOK 



1700. 

(VOLUME No. 29.) 
[From January 2 to December 31, 1700.] 

■FOBT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1699-1700- 



The Consultation and Diary Book of Thomas Pitt Esq"" : President & 
Governour &ca:Councill their Proceeding's & Transaction in the 
Affairs of the Rt; Hon'"®: English East India Company in the 
Presidency of the Coast of Choromandell &c=: Begun the f™o: 
January 1699-1700. 

Received Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour Ac" : Council! at Fort 2 
S* : David dated SO'*": Ult" : past, incloseing a Petition from Rowland Wilson to 
the Hon''^° : President Ac": Council], representing liis being sent out Serjan[tj 
by the Company on the Nassaw, butdetain'd by the Supra-cargoes of said Ship as 
their Linguist for Bmoy in China, and after effpcting their Business that he 
embarkt for Malacca, thence to Acheen and so to Fort S' : David, where he now 
remains, hee further adds, that promise was made him by some of the Comittee, 
that upon his arrivall here, he should have an Ensigns Comission, which by 
Tiis Petition he now requests. 

Therewith came Generall Letters from Mess'''* : Rawdon and Brewster Supra- 
cargoes of Ship Nassaw at Bmoy dated 'f'"" : January 1G9|- and from Cap* : James 
Minty dated 29"':Dec'': 1698 recomending said Rowland Wilson for his good 
service as the Linguist at Emoy. 

Att a Consoltation Wednes- 

Present 
Thomas Pitt Peesiuent and Governour 
Francis Ellis Roger Braddtll 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John M ever ell 

Order'd that Pag' : 1577 : 15 : 1 be paid, being for the following Bills drawn Bills drawn 
by the Deputy Gov'' : & Councill of York Fort Viz*: {[°"' Jorit 

•' f J tort, Ordered 

To Henry Harnett dated 20t.'i : Augt : 1698 for Doll : 109 : 2 : 1 P : 6 1 : 17 : 2 *» ^e paid- 

WilliamProby ... 30 250: „ 147: 2: 1 

Thomas Harris ... 3 Sepr : , 17.5: „ 102: 33: 5 

Henry Harnett '250: „ 147: 2: ... 

Simon Kilpatrick ... 17 97: „ 57: 2: 1 



Daniel Cliardin and I nn ■r,„^T . 
Sarah Blackwall. f 



176: 17: 



Thomas Harris ... 13 Fabry: 169« ... 800: „ 470: 21: 

William Hiitsell Esq': ' ... 400: „ 2:^.^-: 10: 

WilliamProby ... 20 300: „ 176: 17; 



DolP : 2681 : 2 : 1 Fa. : 1577 : 15 : 1 



Records of Fort St. George 



[3«»] FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1699-2700 

Portu nez Oi'dcr'd that John Mountera Portuguez Soldier bee discharg'd this Garrison 

Soldier did- at his request. 

oharg'd. 

rugs : iroo 

order'd ye 



Order'd that Pag"' : one thousand be paid M' : Matthew Empson Paymaster 
Paymr ; to to defray charges Garrison. 

defray '' '^ 

charges. 

At Mefch- Upon Debate, It is resolved by Majority, that wee write a Generall Letter to 

S.nnt e^r Metcblepatam, Empowering Mess": Lovell &c": to draw Bills on us, not exceed- 
oeedingsooo ing Fivo tliousand Pag": to enable their compleating what Goods they have 
"^ ' already Contracted for, and carrying on the R' : Hon'': Companys business. 

Sea custom M"" ; Thomas Wright Sea Customer read his acco* : Sea-Customs for month 

Mo" No °em- November last, particulars Viz' : 

^^^ """^ * To Custom on Goods Exported and Imported this month. Pags : 1031 : 6 : 5 
To Custom on Grain ... „ 41: 17: 4 

Fags : 1072 : 24 : 3 

Pags! 1.182: and pays into the R' : Hon'"'' : Comp' : Cash Pag' : 1382: 13 o.n that account. 

13 pd : on 

Paga : 1000 Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated 30"* : Decem'' : last, read. 

ooinXT: Rt: ^ho President pays into the R' : Hon'"^ : Comp^ : cash Pag' : one thousand 

H ; Comps: for Fauams coin'd in the Mint to that amount. 

Mr : Hunt to 

paslVaVn^'^ Order'd that Pag' : ouG hundred be allow'd M': Rich" : Hunt annually for 

&wby. with his Pains in the management of the Tobacco business and Thirty Pag': for 
Paiarkeen'^ Palaukeon hire, his attendance att the Petta's and out Vilages being required. 

Pags : 500 

tuyinf*^ '"' Order'd that Pag' : five hunder'd be advanc'd to M' : Richard Hunt to buy 

Tobacco. Tobacco for sale by retail acco* : the Rt : Hon'''* : Company. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFRAxcrs Ellis. 

lio : BEAnDYLL. 

Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom* : Maes HALL. 
John Mkveeell. 

5 Dispatch'd Generall Letters to the Deputy Governour &c" : Couucill at 

Fort S* : David and to Mess": Lovell Ac": ffactors at Metcblepatam both dated 
the 3"^ : Instant. 

Ship S' : Oaietan John de Mark Noqueda arrived from Manilha & Acheen. 

Monday _^,jt ^ Consultation 

8tb- 

Present 

it Thomas Pitt Presipent and Governouk 

FR.ANCIS Ellis Roger Bradptll 

Thomas Wright - Mat i hew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell. 

European.") 

entertain'd Order'd that Peter Jero and Adrian Barron bee entertain d in the Gunroom. 

in>o : Gua- 

R» H : The President read his acco* : of tlie R*' : Hou^'* : Comp' : cash for the month 

forMo:D'ect December, the Ballance being Pag^: 3853 : 30 : 4. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1700 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1699-J700 



M' : John Meverel] Land Customer read his acco" 


: for the month November Land onst< 


last, particulars Viz* : 




accot : for 
Mo-Novr: 


ChouUry Custom ... 


Fag' 


: 290: 27: 55 read* 


Trivleeane Custom 




...: 1:50 


Babie Brokers 


» 


29 : 25 : 26 


Cloth Brokers 




.. : 26:30 


Registrinsr Slave 


„ 


...: 8: ... 


Town rents 


j^ 


6 : 35 : 78 


Confiscation 


„ 


5: 



and pays into the R* : Hon''^® : Cornpanys Cash Pag': Four hundred seventy ^*^'-*'V 
eiglit on that account. aoconnt. 

Order'd that Pag': 1036: 27 be paid M^ : Thomas Marshall, being both f^^'^'t^VrdOT-d 
Principal and Intrest due on a Bond dated ll"* : August 1699. to*bep°aid^ 

To prevent abuses at the Sea-Customhouse in the weighing and measureing AnEngiiBb- 
Duty It is agreed an Englishman be employed for that purpose, and Thomas t^tn'd 
Way being esteera'd a fitt person, that he be allowed five Pag': f" mensem, to wf'eij^8r& ^ 
commence the '^'^° : Instant, and from that time, all Revenues to pay Servants tbe''seaOuB- 
•vrages &c'' : charges on the particular Branches. '""^ '>°"'^- 

M': Foquet reporting that great murmuring is made by demanding Quit The Gun. 
rent of the Gunroom Crew, which amounting to no more then 12 or 14 Pag': crew eiou.'d 
annually, Order'd it be remitted them in consideration that the Souldiera are pa,-ingQoit 
excused. 

The Ganjee leafs being: included in the Cowle deliver'd the Tobacco farmers TheGanjeeto 
last year under the same limitation with the Tobacco, and by them let to Rent for iiJ^p^agf. 
40 or 50 Pag' : '^ annum, and M"" : Hunt reporting he is offer'd Pag' : one hundred 
& Ten for the Ganjee only, and that they cannot be persuaded to give more, which 
being so considerable an advance and judg'd by us not worth the Comp' : Managery, 
It is resolved a Cowle be drawn for one year to be paid quarterly into the R* : H : 
Comp' : cash. 

M': Richard Hunt Tobacco Manager read his acco' : of Tobacco sold from the Tobacco 
21" : December last to the 31'* : d" : amounting to Pag' : 222 : 22 : 15. accor^'"reld. 

Tno : Pitt. 

FFKANcis : Ellis. 

Ro : Braddtll. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Mevehkll. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 6*'' : Instant. 9 ^^ 

Ship Fleetwood Hichard Rose Master arrived from Vizagapatani, by which 10 
received Generall Letters from the Cheif&c*: Councill dated the 20"": & 21": 
Dec" : last, with their Diary commenceing '^°"' : Nov'' : & ending the SO"" : 
December last, 

Att a Consultation Thubsdat 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Pkesident and Govbrnoub 
Francis Ellis Roger Braddyll 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell. 

Generall Letter to Fort S* : David of this date read & signed and Gen' : Tjfitters Gem : LetterK 
from Vizagapatam dated ^O"" : & 2l" : December last, also from Fort S' : David of ^*^d * ™'' 
the 6"" : Instant, all read. 

1-A 



Records of Fort St. George 



[llTHj 

Mint AoGots: 
tor lour 
months end- 
ing Dec-r : 
I6b9 read. 



■FORT ST. GHORGB, JANUARY 1699-1700- 



The President read his Mint acco* : for the months of September, October, 
November & December last. Viz': 

Sepi- : 'I'o Custom of GoM & Silver coin'd ... Pa: 62 : 21 : — Rs. 196 : 6 .— 

Ocf: To Custom of Gold coin'd „ 109:19: — 

Novr : To Custom of Gold and Silver coin'd „ 43: 5:40: 629:11:— 

Dec"-: To Custom of Oold coin'd „ 25:22: — 



Pags: 240: 31: ■^O It: 826: 1 



the Ballance of December being Pag" : 240 : 31 : 40 and Rupees 2865 : 2. 

Tiio : Pitt. 

FFEANflS ElLTS. 

Ro : Braddyll. 
Tho : Wkight. 
■ M: Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Mevekell. 



Dispatch'd Genprall Letter to Fort S' : David of this Date incloseing Invoice 
of Sundrys sent f Country Boat amounting to Pag° : 155 : 1 : 4. 

Received Gecerall Letter from M': Samuel Woolston at Maddapollam dated 
25*^: December 1699. 

DeUver'd Pass to Ship Ann burthen 80 Ton "William Stock Master bound on a 
Trading \ oyage to Persia. 

Said Sliip saiid bound for Persia. 



Monday 
15 



Qpnl : Letters 
&ea: 
receivetf, 
read. 

Salary pay- 
able in Eng- 
land 

Petitior^'d by 
fe! widow 
of Mr: 
ffield &ca: 
to be repre- 
flen^iod borne. 
'I'he accot: to 
draw oat yo : 
same &c^ : 
Mr : l^ields 
Crodit in 
Inrtrapnre 
books to 
be paid. 

No w ill of 

Mr : Rt : 

Diirley 

deed : bping 

found, tho 

Admty : 

Court 

to take care 

of his 

EffoctB. 



Att a Consultation 
Pre-fent 

Thomas Pitt President and Governouk 
Francis Ellis Roger Braddyll 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meveeell. 

Generall Letter from Mess''^ : Lovell &c° : atMetchlep"" : dated the 2* : Instant, 
■with copy of a Paper to M'' : Lovell (as entered after this Consultation^ from S"' : 
Wilham Norris Barr* : the new Comp" : Embassador to the Mogul], read. 

M" : Lucie Poireir having by her Petition, requested that her Deceased 
husbands Viz' : M'' : Jdhn flBehl and George Crokes saJary payable in England may 
be represented home to the R* : Hon^''' : Company. 



Order'd that the Accomptant draw out M"' : ffields Acco* : and that wee write 
to Bengali to draw M'' : Crckes acco' : he dying there. 

Also that Pag**: 101 : 6 : 2 be paid said Lucie Poireir, being for one hundred 
severty two Dollars, the Ball : & amount of M'' : Fields outcry paid into the R' : 
Hon''" : Companys cash at Indrapore on the W : Coast as appears in the Generall 
Books of that Place. 

M"" : Wright and M'' : Empson report, that they having (with M"": John Style- 
man) perused M' : Rich"*: Darley deceas'd his Papers, finds no will. Its Agreed 
by Majority that the Court of Admiralty take care of his Effects brought '^ Ship 
Ann from Bencoolen. 



Diary and Oonmltation Book, 1700 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1699-1700 [Ioth] 

The warehousekeeper delivers in a report, made by liimself and M"": Wriglit ^e'^^g^^^ca'- 
of the Flint ware Ac'' : brought "^JP' Ship Ann from the West Coast. Also of the deliver thei^ 
weight of two Chests Corrall received from the R* : Hon'' : Company "i^ Ship Scepter p'if„°tw°ale 
as eutsr'd after this Consultation. &ca: 

Order'd that Pag'*: one thousand be paid M': Matthew Empson Paymaster P.-.gs : looo to 
to defray charges Garrison. 



dye 
Pilymr : t,0 
defi-Hy 
charges. 
Tubacco 
ana2;fir pays 



M' : Richard Hunt Tobacco Managfer, pays into the R'- : Hon'''° : Company's ^ 
Cash Two hundred Twenty two Pag^ : on acco' : Tobscco sold. 222pa:'on7' 

accot. 
Joint Stock 



Serapa Ac": Joint Stock Merchants makeing complaint, that the Investment 
is impeded for want of money to Employ the Weavois. 

Order'd that the remainder due on the Contract dated the 14*'' : April 1699 
be paid them. 



wanting 
mouey. 
the rema 



tlieir last 
contract to 
bo paid them. 

Order'd that the Broken Flint ware & damaged Looking Glasses sent from 'he Broken 
the West Coast '^ Ship Ann be sold at Publick outcry. &c°: 7o be 



sold at 
outcry. 



Tho : Pitt. 
FFEANCis Ellis. 

Eo: BlUDDYLL. 

Tho : WrdCHT. 
M : Empson. 
Thoms : Makshall. 
John Meveeell. 



By His Excellency S' : W"" : Norris Barron' : 
his Ma'^^ : Embassadoar Extraordinary to 
the Great xMogull &c* : 

This is to Require and Comand you, not to presume to make any Address or New comps : 
Applycation either in your own person or by any other, directly or indirectly to \"ler^^oTho- 
Any publick Minister or Officer of the great Mogull without my knowledge and nasLoveUat 
permission, as you will answer the contrary at your perill. Given at Metchlepatam MstcWepm: 
Decem^: 26">:1699. 

William Noreis. 



To M' : Thomas Lovell Agent or Factor for 
the Company of Merchants of London 
trading to the East Indies at Metch- 
lep-" : 

A Report of the Condition of three Chests Flint ware N" : 1, 2, 3 and of one warohonse- 
chest Looking Glasses N°: 11 received from Work Fort 'i^ Ship Ann Cap' : Harnet report o1°'' 
Comander. Also of the weight of two chests Corrall received from London damaged flint 
P Ship Scepter Cap' : Plienny Coinander Acco' : the R' : Hon''"' : Company, Viz' : ""^ ^'"" 

2U(i: 13 j 



3 Chests Flint ware Invoiced for P» : 853 Poiz 585: 

found to contain whole P^ : 561 P^ : lb. 339 : 3" 



546; 



Wanting ... lb. 39: 



[15» 



Records of Fort St, George 



■FORT ST. GHORGE, JANUARY 1699-1700- 



One Chest Looking Glasses No. 1 1 qt : "^ InV: 4 boxes N" : 4. 5, 6, 7. 
No. 4 qt ; 4 glasses each 20 Inches cost £ 6 : — all damaged. 

„ 5 qt : 4 ditto 2.5 ... „ 10 : 12 : spotted. 

„ 6 q' : 2 \ .... 30 . • . ] 

1 J .... 32 ... y £ 16 : 1 :— spotted. 

3 J 

No. 7 qt : 2 Glasses each 32 Inches. 
1 .... 3d 
3 £ 20 : - : 6 all broken. 



14 Glasses 



£52: W 



Chest Corrall N" •. 2 Poiz 452 

N°:3Poiz. 4l7;i over 5 its. 
Invoiced for . , . „ 4<;3 want" : h\ 
Invoiced for „ 44? 

wanting in the 2 Chests half a pound. 
"^ Order of Consultation. 
Roger Braddvll. 
Thomas Weight. 



Finding Chest No. 1 to come short, the above two Chests were suspected, 
and the more, because the one was Tared at 207'"^- & weighed but one hundred 
sixtv three, the other at 204 and weighed but one hundred sixtj seven and an 
half" 

Chest N°. 1 was opened ^ us the yubscribcrs & was fonnd to ... Poiz. 458 '''^• 

Invoiced for ' „ 4<j5 



Wanting 
Wanting in Chests N» . 2 & 3 



Wanting in 3 Chests ... 
One Box N". 4 poUished Corrall ^ Ship Scepter— 

Invoiced for Ounces 
Poized but . . 



lbs. 



259 
2-58 



N°. 5 Rough d " : Knobs & P' : 



Wanting. 

Invoiced for 
Poiz. but 

Wanting oz. 



23 [52] < 
23 [40] 

[12] 



Genl : Letter 
to the new 
Ooinps: Em- 
bassado'. 



Roger Beaddtll. 

William B[oll.] 
Yesterday the Govern our and Councill mett to peruse the following Letters 
Viz' : to M' : Thomas Lovell ic" : ffactors at Meichlepatam. To S' : William Norris 
Barr* : Embassador to the great Mogul). The Pre.sidents Letters to Meddo 
Cawii Befigue Nabob of the Gingerlee Coast & to the Governour of Metchlepatam, 
which with Generall Letter to the Cheif &(f : Councill of Vizagapatam all dated 
the 16"': Instant, were Dispatched this day. 

To His ExoELL^ : S" : William Noeris Baer^ : 

Embassador to the Great Mogdll att 

Meichlepatam. 



Wee having been inform'd by M' : Thomas Lovell our Companys ffactor at 
Metchlepatam, that upon the approaching of the new Nabob, who is come to 
govern that Country, you sent for him, and deliver'd him a Paper, requireing and 
commanding him in a most extraordinary manner, not to make any applycation 



Diani and Consultation Book, 1700 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1699-1700 ^yj^n-] 



to any of the MoguUs officers (for the better carrying on our affairs) without your 
leave & Permission, threatning to do no less then send him home in Irons, from 
which wee imagine you resolve the utter ruin of our Company, hopeing thereby 
to promote the Intrest of your Employers, the new East India Company. 

"Wee having no orders or Instructions to govern ourselves in this matter but the 
Act of Parliament, which in peruseing wee find, that there is five ^Cent laid on all 
Goods for the maintaining Embassadors & Consuls, from which our Company is 
excepted till September 1701 : which Embassadors & Consuls are to be nominated 
and Elected by the Directors of the new Company and sent to such Emperor or 
Prince in these parts as they please, and they to pay the cliarge out of the five '^' 
Cent, and the remainder to be divided amongst the adventure[r]3, and in a subse- 
quent clause 'tis said, that nothing in this Act shnll be ccmstrn'd to extend, to 
hinder or restrain our Comp^ : trade till the 29"" : September 1701, so that they 
being excused from contributing to the charije of Embassad" :, Consuls &c* : 
certainly 'twas never intended that their affairs in these parts should be subjecf*: 
to the Direction or controul of the new Comp' : Brabassad''^ : Consuls or Agents 
dureing their limitted time, wee being possest as the rightEiill and Tiawfull Pro- 
prietors of all Phirmaunds and Grrants necessary for supporting the Trade, which 
has been, procur'd at vast expences, and without corresponding with the Govern- 
ment, 'tis impossible to support our priviledges or Trade. 

S'-.Wee think your proceedings not only Destructive to our Masters at 
Present, but will also prove fatal hereafter, if not intail a perpetual ruin on the 
trade. To prevent the Mischeifs that may attend us, and preserve the Intrest for 
which wee ai'e concern'd, wee must acquaint you, that wee resolve to persist in 
corresponding with the Government as formerly, for the carrying on our Trade 
dureing the time limitted by Parliam* : and order all our Companys Cheifs and 
ffactors under this Presidency to do the same, untill his Majesty Comands the 
contrary, or that wee receive orders from our Company. 

As for the Injuries you have already done [our] Company and others of the 
Kings Subjects, by embargoing their Ships (who traded here under their protection) 
wee doubt not but that they will reprfc[sont] it in such places where they may find 
a remedy and Justice. In confirmation whereof, wee have hereunto sett our 
hands and the Seal of our Company at Fort S' : George in the city of Madrass this 
16"" : day of January 1tI|. 

Thomas Pitt. 

Francis Ellis. 

EoGEB Braddvlu 

Thomas Weight. 

Matthew Empson. 

Thomas Makshall. 
* John Mp;vfiJi£Li,. 

Att a Consultation Thubsday 

Preserd ^^ 

Thomas Pitt President and Governour 
Francis Ellis Matthew Emfson 

RoGKR Braudtll Johx Meverell 

The Councill being duely suinond. 
A Cowle (as entr^d after this Consultation) for the Ganjee, granted to ^""^'^ ^°'" 
Mar Chittee and Mandala Paupafor one year, commenceing this day, read & signed. prantPd'for 

tlio Ganjee 
only. 

M': Roger Braddyll warehousekeeper delivers in his warehouse Account for ^^arehouae 

--- -■'_.. _ . •■ Acco's : for 

Novr:& 
Deer: 
deliver'd in. 



the months of November & December last. 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1699-1700- 



[18tH] 

Warefioune- Orcler'd that the Warehousekeeper sell Silver not exceeding seventeen 

keeper m,t Dollars for Tenu Pagoda's. 

to fiell for ° 

17Doll:iplO 
Pags : 

Enropoans Order'd that Jacob Yio;^ a Trumpeter be Discharg'd he desireing it, and 

& Enterf' Charlcs AUejn be entertain'd in the Gunroom. 

tain'd. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFRANcis Ellis. 
Ro : Braddyll. 
M : EupsoN. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

^*f^eeCo»ie ^ Cowle Granted bj Thomas Pitt Esq'" : President and Governour of Fort 

or one year, g^ _ Goorgo kc" : CounciU, to MarChitteo & Mandala Paupa Ganjee ffarmers. 

V^. You the aforementioned ffarmers of the Ganjee shall have full power (ex- 
clusive of all others) to supply the Shopkeepers and retailers of the City of 
Madrass and Liberties thereof with Ganjee at such rates as is accustomary and as 
good as it used to be. 

2. All such that are found to sell by retail without Licence first obtain'd from 
the said ffarmers, shall for every ffanams worth so bought or sold (excepting 
strangers, who shall be excused for the first oFfence only) forfeit one Pagoda to 
be paid in the Choultry, whereof one third part allowed the informer. 

3. You the above named ffarmers are not to sell Ganjee at any time of the year 
dearer then the Justiee=) of the Choultry shall think fitt and if you offend therein 
after the third fault, you shall be liable to such fine and punishment as the Gov' : 
& Council! shall appoint. 

4. All Merchants that bring Ganjee into this City or the liberties thereof 
paying their Oustoni, may freely sell to any person or purposes whatsoever to be 
transpoited to other parts or places, but not to be retailed in this City or the 
liberties thereof, except they sell it to the aforesaid ffarmers. 

5. The said Mar Chittee .%c'' : ffarmers shall have leave to keep watch on the 
warehouses where other iVIerchants Ganjee shall be Lodged, to see thac none of it be 
disposed off but for Transportation to other parts only. 

6. They may also require of the Seller a knowledge, whether it be sold and to 
whom, who is obliged to render an Acco*: when required, to avoid all disputes or 
have his Goods stopped by the said ffarmers. 

7. And the said Mar Chittee &c'' : are appointed the sole Brokers for buying 
and selling of Ganjee, hereby forbidding all others to intermeddle therewith, 

8. Upon these terms, this Cowle is granted for one year, commenceing this 
Eighteenth day of January 1 f-|| You paying to the K' : H : Comp* : Twenty Seven 
Pagodas and Eighteen fanams every three months from the Date heieof. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Francis Ellis. 
hoGER Braddyll. 
Thomas Wrjght. 
Ma'it: Empson. 
Thomas Marshall. 
John Mevkeell. 

20 By a Country Boat sent Duplicates of our Gen^ : Letters to M' : LoveU &c* : 

ffactors, and to S' : W'" : Norris Barron* : Embassador to the great Mogoll at 
Metchlepatam. 



Biary and Consultation Book, 1700 



^FUBT ST. GEORGB, JANUARY 1699-1700^— 

Att a Consultation Monday 

22 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govkenocr 
Fkanois Ellis Rogke Braddtll 

Thomas Wright Matt : Bmp&on 

Thomas Makshall John Meverell. 

Ordered that Pag' : One thousand five hundred be paid Sen'" : Mattheus Fort st = 
Carvalho de Silva, being for one Bill dated the l?**" : Instant drawn by the Govern'' : JspoVro^/."'" 
& Councill of Fort S' : David. order'dto be 



JSTone offering to Buy at 17 Dollars for Tenn Pagodas, and being in necessity 



piiid. 
Dollars not 



for ready Cash Ordered that the warehousekeeper sell not exceeding seventeen exceeding 
& one eighth, and Lead by Outcry not for less then Pag' : Six & eighteen fanams Paga^'to'^be 
\> Candy, having a large quantity by us. !?w- 

not for less 
then 6i Pas : 
^Gandy. 

M''^ : Ann Delgarno presenting a Petition, requestiag that what wages due to Wages due 
her husband may be paid, was read which with copy of a Narrative of his sufferings Dg{^*^.di,o 
at the West Coast, is referr'd to further consideration. requested. 

The examina- 
tion ref er'd 
^ to another 

oppertunity. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Sea-Customer read his Acco' : Sea-Custom for the month sea Cnstom 



December last, particulars Viz* _ 

To Custom on Goods Imported & Exported tliia read 

month Pag': 66: 12: — 

To Custom on Grain ... ... ... ... ... „ 571: 31 : 4 

To Salvage „ 216:12:3 

To Rents & Revenues for Sundrys Sold '^ Order, 

the Owners being unknown ... ... ... „ 12: 3t: — 



A cco's : for 
Deer i 



Pags: 867: 18: 1 



Ordered that Broad Cloth fine Invoiced lO"* : f- yard be sold by Oiitcrf not Limitted 
under 30 pag^ : f- Pflice, and the rest pro rato : ' B"oaVcfoth 

fine &ca : 

Ordered that the Consultation Book and Book of Letters sent and Received consultation 
do end the ultimo December 1699 and Copys thereof be sent home to the,:R' : f(fgu^°tfte 
Hon*'^'' : Company by Ship Benjamin. uito : Dec- 1 

Tho : Pitt. 

fprancis Ell[s. 

Ro : Braddtll. 

Tho: Wright. 

M: Empson. 

TiioM": M.\kshalt.. 

John Meverell. 
This morning Ship Fleetwood Richard Rose Master saild for Vizagapatam, 23 
by whom sent Duplicates of our Generall Letters to the Cheif &c* : Councill dated 
the 16*'' : instant, with the Presidents Letter to Nabob Meddo Cawn Beague, its 
translate and translate of the Letter to the Governour of Metchlepatam. Also 
Generall Letter of yesterdays date, incloseing Invoice and Bill Lading of Sundry 
particulai'S for Presents sent on ditto Ship amounting to Pag' : 143 : 24 : 5. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the IS"" : Instant accom- 
panying another Pacquet as f List from N°. 1 to 12 relating to the restoration 



10 



Records of Fort St. George 



[28bd] 



Thubsday 
d": 



Fort St ; 
liavid bill tor 
252 pa«: ord- 
er'd to be 
paid & 
Tryamong 
mil for 1000 

DollSTB. 

Paymasters 
aocots ; for 
Nov : & 
Dec» : 
months 



■FOBT ST. GWBGE, JANUARY 1699-1700- 



of Padre Paulo de Saa in his Priestly function at the Churches of Cuddalore & 
Tevenapatam and removeall of Padre Gulielmo de la Valle from exerciseing 
there. 

Ship Boanee Shankarah, Beriah Tandell Saild for Topatore. 

Att A Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoue 
Feanois Ellis Roger Beaddyll 

Thomas Weight Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall. 

Ordered that Pag^ : Two hundred fifty two be paid the President, being for 
one Bill dated the 17*: Instant drawa by the Govern' : & Councill of Fort 
S* : David. Also Pag' : 588 : 8 : 3 be paid Dorothy Phrip, being for one Bill dated 
2*^ : Jan''^ : 169| for one thousand Dollars drawn by the Cheif & Councill of 
Tryamong as "^ their Letter of ditto Date. 

General Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 18* : Instant, read. 
M"' : Matthew Binpson Paymaster read his Acco' : Disbursements for the 
months of Novera'' : & December last, particulars Viz' : 
Nov" : Charges Gariison 

Charges Diet 

Charges Generall 

Charges Merchandize 

Chargts Cattle 

Charges Extraordinary 

Fort S' : David 

Kortificatious& Repairs 



!:[7J 
:15 



415:11 

102:10 

25:12 

9:19 

— :30 

29:13 



UelBR 





Fags: 


1,910: 9 


Charges Garrison 


Pa 


1,117: 6 


Charges Diet ... 




371 : 12 


Fort S* : David 


„ 


— :30 


Charges Generall 


,, 


375: 5 


Charges ('attle 


„ 


16:15 


Charges Merchandize 




100: — 


Charges Extraordinary 


„ 


55 : 35 


Aceo* : Presents 


„ 


2:35 


Factors Provisions 


^ 


5:32 


Fortifications & Repairs 


„ 


43: 2 



5,0UJ pas; 
on acco* : 
silver sol. 



M' : Roger Braddyll warehousekeeper pays into the 
Cash Pag^ : Five thousand on Acco' : Silver sold. 



Pag« : 2,088 : 28 
R*: Hon"'": Company s 

Tho : Pitt. 
PFKANois Ellis. 
Eg : Beaddyll. 
Tho : Weight. 
y M : Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

A Ship with French Colours past this road from Bengali, bound to Policherrj. 
Sloop S* : Antonio Peter Eyes Master arrived from Vizagapatam. 
Deliver'd a Pass to Parr Bone Success, Francisco Coelho Master & Owner 
bound to Policat &c* : places on the coast of Choromandell. 



Diary and ConsvUatvm Booh, 1700 11 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1699-1700 [271"] 

Sloop S* : Antonio Peter Byes Master Saild in the night for Fort S' • David. 

Dispatched Generall Letter to Fort S': David of yesterdays Date. 28 

Att a Consultation Momday 29 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President and Governoue 
Fkanois Ellis R.ogee Braddyll 

Thomas Wright Mathew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meteekll. 

M' • Roger Braddyll warehousekeeper pays into the R' : H : Comp°: cash ""ehoaBo- 

To Tij-TiB t cfi TJ keeper pays 

Five thousand Seven hundred Fag' : on acco' : Silver sold. 5,700 pags: 

on Acco* : 
Silver sold. 

Ordered that one thousand Pag' : be paid M' : Matthew Empson Paymaster ^•'■z^ ■■^oqo 
to Defray charges Garrison, and one hundered Pag' : to Paulo (fee*: Washers for plymasterto 
cureing the R* : Hon"'*' : Companys cloth. defray c^ar- 

M"" : John Meverell Land Customer read his Acco* : Land Customs for the I'and^custom 
month December last, particulars Viz' : mo : Deo' : 

read & 

Choultry Custom Pag, : 345: 26 : 40 

Trivlecane Custom „ —3:40 

Kubie Brokers „ 47: 8 : [50] 

Cloth Brokers „ 3 : 8 : 25 

Registring Slave ... ... ... ... ... ... „ — : 8: — 



Pag» : 396 : 18 : 75 

and pays into the R' : Hon'' : Companys Cash Pag' : Three hundred ninety PaK» : 397 
seven on that acco': ?htw: 

Peter de Pomera Ac" : Arrac ffarmers pay into the R' : Hon"' : Comp' : Cash Arrao far- 
Pag': Two hundred & fifty on that Acco*: for one month ending the I i*** : Ins- ^50 p^?.'" 

tant. on that 

John Matthews Souldier being permitted to come on Ship Ann from the West soidier from 
Coast for the better cure of his Legg, no Doctor being then on the Place. Order 'd '0 b^aji^^'d 
that what wages due dureing his passage hither, be paid him by y'^ : Paymaster. wages dnre- 

ing his 
passage 
thenoe. 

Resolved, a Tryall be made of the Corral! by Outcry that wee may see the t^^m for the 
utmost what is offer'd, and then to consider the Disposeall. by'oa^tc"."" 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

FFRANois Ellis. Thom' : Marshall. 

Ro : Braddyll. John Meverell. 

Tho : Wright. 

Ship Narsingum Gruia Tandell arrived from Ganjam. 30'^= 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated 29"' : past. 

Att a Consultation Thubsdat 

Present '^>^»- 

Thomas Pitt President and Governouk 
Francis Ellis Roger Beaddyll 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meveeell 

M' : Roger Braddyll Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon"^ : Companys warehouse- 
Cash Pac:' : Eleven hundi'ed on Acco': silver sold. " keeper pays 

'^ m 1,100 pag« 

on Aooo*': Si 



!■ ebraary 



12 Eecords of Fori St. George 



[1"J FORT ST. aSORGE, FEBRUARY 1699-1700- 



Presi- Th.e President read his Acco' : of the R* : H : Comp" : cash for the month 



of^c'omps": ' January last, the Ballance being Pag" : 25 : L: 3 and Charles Bugden Secretary 
Cash & his Acco* : Passes for ditto month amo* : Pag' : Seven, and pays into the R* : Hon'' : 

S: Passes Comp^ : Cash Pag= : 4 : 2 1-. 

for nio : 
Janry: read. 

Pags . 880 M'' : Thomas Wright Sea Customer pays into the Rt : Hon' : Gomp" : Cash 

s^atTustom-a. ^^g" : Eight hundred & Eighty on that aCcount. 

Not to Stay Having thus long staid in expectation of the Vizagapatam and Metchlepatam 

book^^of ' Generall books, which being not yet come. Resolved that ours be forthwith clos'd, 

subordinate and copys thereof remitted the R* : Hon^'*' : Comp" : by Ship Benjamin. 

Etaotorys but 



to finish y 
.books of 

Town^oni- Ordered that Pag' : Twenty five be paid Wotta Ling[a] Town Conicopley 

Copley's for three m° : ending the Ult" : Jan" : last. 

Duty order d ° 

to be paid. Tho : PiTT. M : Empson. 

FFEANCis Ellis. Thom\- Marshall. 

Ro : Braddyll. John Meveeell. 
Tho : Weight. 

:^ Last night Ship Benjamin John Brown Comand'' : arrived from Metchlepatam 

[on] whom M'' : Thomas Lovell took his passage and brought a Generall Lre 
from himself Ac" : ffactors at Metchlepatam, and the Captain oomeing on shore this 
morning brought the Facquets from Bengali and Vizagapatam containing Papers 
as ^ their Lists inclosed. 

Satuuday ^'^'^ ^ Consultation Extraordinary 

^° '■ Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesident & Govebnoue 
FRANcrs Ellis Roger Bbaddtll 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

Geni ; Let. Gcnerall Letters from Anthony Testard on board Ship Benjamin in Pipiey 

road dated 19*'' : December last, from Metchlepatam dated 30*'' : January last, 
from Vizagapatam dated 8"' : January last, from Bengali dated 12"' : December 
last, all read. 

M"' : Matthew Empson Paymaster pays into the R' : Hon'"'' : Companys Cash 

pays in Pag": 472 : 8: 4 being further part of the Estate of M'': Batson Pearson Deceased. 

S: 4f..rw 

bills 

give 

i*a°hi : H'.g- Nathaniel Higginsoa Esq' : pays into the R* : Hon''''' : Companys Cash niiie- 

ginscn pav^ tcoH fauams and bive Cash, as the Ballance of his Mint aooount. 

y« : Ballance 
of his M,i t 

hhip B,.nj .- Ordered that the Warehousekeeper immediately send off Boats to unlade all 

sln^ai'uo ^^^ Packing Stuff, Match and Rice on Ship Benjamin from Bengali, and to conti- 
be unladen, nue the 1,100 bags Salt-petre being her Charterparty Kintelage : also the Vizaga- 
Xod'Tto be P^'tanx and Metchlepatam bales, except three of Stript Betteelas brown from 
continued Vizagapatam to be wash'd and that the following Bales be sent for on shore to be 
onboard. Vlew'd Viz' : 

Vizagapatam. 

LCO No.4.o:6 Bales 3 

■SALO ,,3:4:5 „ 3 

SCO „ 1:2:3 « 3 • 

8B « I: 2: 3 „ 3 



ters recei' 
ed.real. 



Paviiiaftor 



Order'd that Bills be given hicn liy us on the Company payable to his relations 



bills to be in England. 

(Tiven Ju 



Bales ... 12 



Diarii and Gonmltation Book, 1700 



13 



-FOBT Sl\ GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1699-1700- 



[S^nj 



M^chlepatam. 

Lougcloth fine 

Gingham Sheets ... 

Book PercoUa's ... 

Chints Ordinary ... 
SALF.Salampores fine ... 
IZ. Izaries 
OB. Oringall Betteela's 
GB. Gulcondah Betteela's 
R. Romalls Saturguntits 

CPH. Chints fine 
SFP. Salpieada's flower'd 

Alajars 

CoUowaypoo's 

Sadderuncheres ... 

Chints Branipore ... 
DBF. Diapers large 
DSP. Ditto Small 
SPP. Salpieadas plain ... 



LPC. 
GS. 
EP. 
CH. 



A. 
CP. 
SD. 
CB. 



No. 1:2:3 Bales 
1 
1 
1 
1 ... 

1 ... 

8:8 + 

21 ... 

45 ... 

15 ... 

1 ... 

1 ... 

! 

1 ... 

4 

'2 

15 ... 

Bales 



Tho : Pitt. 

FFEANCis Ellis. 

Ro : Braddyll. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom° : Makshall. 

John Mevekell. 
Received [Du]plicate of Fort S*; David General Letter dated the 2'* : and 3'' •' 6^= 
instant, incloseing Invoice and Bill Lading for two hundred bales Ship on Sloop 8* : 
Antonio, Peter Byes master amount to Pag° : S3,! 84: :-9. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Metchlepatam of this Date with Invoice of 7 
Sundrys for Presents sent on a Boat amount to Pag^ : 151 : 86 : 5. 



Att a Consultation 
.^resent 

Thomas Pitt Phesioknt and Governoub 
Feanois Ellis Roger Braddyll 

Thomas Wright Matthew E.mpson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

The Cash being very low, and having severall Bills lately drawn on us and 
Bonds at Interest for considerable Sums, and M''' : Dorothy Phrip having indors'd 
toM'; Thomas Wright the Tryamong Bill for Pag': 68S: f^ : 3 (his receipt 
being taken) Order'd that a liond be given him for the same. 

G-enerall Letters from Fort S' . David dated the L'O'": January 2'': & S** : 
ffebruary last, read. 

Thomas Davis Soldier having Serv'd his covenanted time and requesting 
leave to go for England on Ship Benjamin It is accordingly granted him. 

Ordered that Pag' : one hundred & fifty be paid Thoma.s Harris being for 
one Bill drawn by the Governour and Councill of Fort S': David dated the 29*^ : 
January last. 

Order'd that Robert Saltmash be Discharg'd from the Gunroom at his 
request, and that John Richardson be Entertain'd. 



WE[>^ES- 
DAyD": 



Money taken 
up at Intrest 
& why. 



Letters 
received, 
rend. 

Soldier hath 
liberty to go 
for England 
at his request 

Port 3* : 
David hiU 
for 150 
pag» : or- 
der'd to be 
paid. 

Europeans 
Uischarg'd 
aud enter- 
tain'd the 
gunroom. 



x4 Records of Fort St. George 



L7ifl] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1699-1700- 



Genl : table 
ordi 



The Agent Ac": Couacill having remitted us a List of Goods and Treasure 
re7<i7\',y geut heuce to Bengali 'f- Ship Benjamin, whereof Cap' : Brown claim's as his right 
Brow.', (lis- to receive, which being refer'd to us It is Agreed he be not allow'd it, but that 
Hii'w'.t. hee reimburse the same, being 8ixty two Rupees. 

Bcui-d tahi. Having had credible information that it gives a generall Dislike to the Com- 

r/^r.'iHBa panya Servant [s] being put to Board Table at Fort S' : David, To prevent the 
' 'd aT"" inconveniencies that may attend it, It is resolved wee write them, that a General! 

Table be continued there, the Deputy Gov' : and Councill appointing a Discreate 

and frugall Steward. 

Two i>o.tu- iVo Portuguez Soldiers come by Ship Ann from the West-Coast, having 

from wtl''™ requested pay dureing their Passage, Order'd that the Paymaster satisfies them. 

Coast to be 
allow M pay 
rtnreini; thoir 
paBsaf.'e 

p'^gs^l'se : y Cap' : Harnett delivering us an acco' : of Goods sent on ffreight from the 

West-Coast f' Ship Ann amounting to Pag° : 36 : 9, Order'd that the same be 
paid by the Warehousekeeper. 



fo 

fireight from 
Wt: Coast 
^ Ship Ann 
order'd to be 
paid. 



Tho : Pitt. 
FFRANcis Ellis. 
Ro. Bbaddtll 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom°: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

9th Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 5*'' : Instant with 

their Pacquet to the R' : Hon''''^ : Company to be sent '^ Ship Benjamin under a 
flying Seal, and copy of their Ledger letter I. 

f'"'^'!'^^'*^ Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Prix President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Roger Braddtli, 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

Mr: \v.„: Nathaniel Higginson Esq'' : delivers in an accn' : of M' : William Soame his 

soame bis ^^ Expeuccs Pagoring & building on the Compaiiys compound in Acheen dureing his 
thl^'romps: residence there, whereby appears due to the R' : Hon': Company on Ballance 

Paa-Kai- in 

ri..uv'i:in& Tale 6 : 7 of the one hundred Tale deliver'd him by M'' : Enoch Walsh &c* : 
A<"'"nV^ : for that purpose. Said acco' : is order'd to be deliver'd the Accomptant to Examine 
for e>:amin,v. .^jj^ j^gg ^q mnkehis Tcport thereof. 

Kortst: Ordered that Threu thousand six hundred fifty four Pag' : be paid Thomas 

^Ti'^M*!-^'" Pitt President, being for one Bill drawn by rhe'Gov"": & Councill of Fort S* : 
or'derM u. b,. David datrd the S*"* : 1 ustant. 

y.M. 

Na'i.i-Hi-- Nathaniel Higginson Ksq' : delivers in a Paper (as entered next after this 

^;i,.~ n Esqr : fousultation) requesting our Oi'der to the Commander of Ship Benjamin, to 
[eavi'Togo receive him and ffamily with necessarys on board for England, and to afford him 
for EtiKiarid auch Privilege in accommodation and Tonnage as the R' : Hon''''' : Company allow 
granted. t" their returning Servants. 

It is Resolved that an Order be given the Com'' : foi- receiveing him and 
ffamily aboard with his necessarys, and to allow him the accomodation of the great 



Diary and Comultatlon Book, 1700 16 

FOBT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 16^9-1700 — [Sth] 

Cabbin : and the Warehousekeeper do give orders for receiveing such Goods of his 
aboard as the R* : Hon"' : Comp'*: have Directed to their returning Presidents. 

Ordered that the Pay piaster do muster Ship Benjamins Company, L'ilfs Oom*'- 

to be 
Tnuster'd. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Sea Customer delivers in a Paper (as entred after this Paper deii- 
Consultation) giveing his reasons why the Customs for the year 1 699 falls so much sea c^atlZt 
short of the preoeeding year. is lessen' .i for 

1699. 



warehousekeeper Two hundred & fifty Pagodas on Acco* : Goods sold. acoot.- 

late T obaoco 
farmers 750 
pas : on that 
aocot : & 
Warehouse- 
keeper 
pays 250 
pags : on 
acoot : Goods 
sold. 



Ordered that One thousand Pagodas be paid M"" : Matthew Erapson Paymaster P^gs: 



1000 



for defraying Charges Garrison. plymn^tV 

defray char- 
ges. 

Captain John Brown Coinander of Ship Benjamin requesting liberty to cap*: Brown 
brine ashore some brown cloth to whiten only, and that at Exportation he may he requeetB to 

° , . , *' ^ ''be exona'd 

excused paying custom. p^yg. oub- 

Ijiown cloth 
Imported but 

The R' •- Hon'''*' : Companys orders being so possitive that all Goods Imported "'s* i"'^''*- 
& Exported pay them their due Custom of five l^ Cent. It is resolved by Majority, 
that he cannot be excused from paying the same. 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 5"": Instant, read. 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper do use all expedition in the Ladeing of AHexpedi- 
Ship Benjamin, sending off the Charterparty proportion of Redwood and the fine ";" *" ^"' 
bale goods. Lau^'^siiTp 

Tiio : Pitt. ''"'^^"■'"• 

FFEANcis Ellis. 
Ro : Beaddyll. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : EiMPsoN. 
Thom° : Maeshall. 
John Meverell. 

To THE HoN=^^: Thomas Pitt Esq": 

Pkesid^ : tfe Govern": &c* : Counoill. 

I request your Hon' : &c'' : will please to grant me an order to tlie Comander of Nathi: 
Ship Benjamin for receiveing mee &, my family (with neces-sary's) as Passengers for Higginsou 
England, and for affording mee such Privilege in accommodation and Tonnage as re'quest tl 
the R' : Hon'''" : Company have been pleased of their accustomed Goodness to ^? ^"'^ 
a,llow to their returning Servants. ^^ *° ' 

Your Hon"" : &c" : Most hura*"'^ : Serv' : 

NaTH'' : HiGGINSON. 

Forts*: Geor^-e 8 th Feb'^ : 1699-1700 



16 



Records of Fort 8t. George 



9"] 



Eeaaons why 
the customs 
for the year 



FORT 8T. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1699-1700 

To THE HoN''^^: Thomas Pitt Esq'': President & 

GovERNOUB Of Fort S"^ : George Ac^ : 

Honh.e : S' : 

According to your Hon" : order have perused the Sea-Custom Acco*° : for the 
years 16^'8 and 1699 by which find the reason why the Sea-Custom Acco*" : for 
1699 comeiaa' so much shorter then the preceeding year, arises cheifly in the 
Armenians & Moors Trade from Bengali, and for want of our Annuall China & 
Manilha Ships, which by some misfortune was detained the last, year in Mauilha 
& China, and but two of them as yet arrived, and it is my opinion, that this year 
will not amount to so much as last first, because of the many great Traders that 
have and are adrawing in their stoc[ks] in order for England, which undoubted- 
ly will mush lessen the number of Ships belonging to this Port, Secondly for fear 
of the Pirats which are grown very numerous in these parts, and Thirdly, for 
want of a Moors Army in this Country, Avhich for many years past, has taken 
off vast Quantitys of all sorts of fforeigne Comoditys, I am 

Hon'"^• S'-: 

Yo' : Most Hum*"" : Servant 

Tho : Wright. 



10th 

Saturday 
do: 

Bales 200 
from Fort 
Si: David to 
be unladen. 



Fort S': George 7"' FeV-^' : 1699-1700 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated 7"" : Instant, 

The following order was sign'd by the Governour and Councill. 

Sloop S' : Antonio Peter Eyes Master being arriv"^ : this afternoon from 
Fort 8' : David with Two hundred Bales Calicoes of the E* : Hon'''" : Companys, 
It is resolved (being now late) that M' : James Eustace go off on Monday morning 
early and Traverse the said bales on Ship Benjamin, takeing great care to 
compare the Boatswains receipts with the marks & numbers in said Sloops Bill 
Lading, which is to be deliver'd him for his Government and that he send ashore 
the following bales as they come to hand for our viewing. Vizt. 

SALO. Salampores — ▼ Bale. 

No. 4 1 

3 1 



BET. Betteelas fine- 
No. 25 ... 

28 ... 



BETP. Shady Betteela's- 
No. 1 



NECF. 



Neck cloths fine- 
No. 38+ ... 
3> O ... 



SVC. Succatoms- 
No. 1 



-FORT ST. GEORGU, FEBRUARY 1699-1700. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 17 

[10th] 

LCOB. Long Cloth Brown— Bale. 

.N°:D 1 

Bales ... 11 

Thomas Pitt. 
Feanois Ellis. 
Egg : Beaddyll. 
Tho : Wright. 
Matt: Empson. 
Tho: Marshall. 
John Mevebell. 

Ship S* : -Antonio Juerda Mendez Poilot saild for Fort S* : David. 11 



Att a Consultation Monday 

12 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 
Peanois Ellis Roger Braddyll 

Thomas Weight Matthew Empson 
Thomas Maeshall John Mevbeell 

General! Letter to the R* : Hon'': Company to be sent by Ship Benjamin of Letter to the 
this date to Par: 34 read & approved. ' pan read.' 

Ordered that Pag" : Two thousand seven hundred be paid Sen'' : Mattheus Port St: 
Carvalho de Silva being for one Bill of Exchange drawn by the Govern'' : & °r'270o " 
Council] of Fort S' : David dated the 2^ Instant. Order'd to be 



Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 7"' : Instant, read. Letter re- 

ceived, read. 

The Governour and Council! having been at the Godown to view the Vizaga- Vizagapatam 
patam and Metchlepatam Goods brought upon y" : Benjamin, and finding the patlm^Goods 
Betteela's from Vizagapatam very course and extravagantly dear, and the Goods view'dby 
in generall the same for Metchlepatam, in so much, that wee [have] just reason to councm and 
be jealous that the Company at neither places are fairly dealt with. found to be 

Wherefore 'tis resolved that the warehousekeeper takes three peices of each Three ps: to 
out of the Yizagapatam bales of Betteela's, and that hee with M'" : Lovell present, ^l *t^^° ^der 
takes three peices of each bale of the Metchlepatam Goods, each of them affixing to a strict 
their seals to the peices in oi-der that so soon as the Benjamin is Dispatch'd, a ^'''■°*i°y- 
strict scrutiny be made into those Investments, that the Comp'' : may have 
imediate reperation if found to be injur'd. 

M' : Thomas Lovell being upon the Place, was sent for before us, and Mr: Tho: 
Examined to severall particulars relating to the Investments he had made at ^"nNi'aTo^ut 
Metchlepatam, to which he gave intricate and Disatisfactory answers, and it being the MetcUe- 
demanded of him his accounts, he answer'd, he had left them at Metchlepatam to p^**™ Goods. 
be finished and had brought none with him, not so much as a Day Book. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFEANCis Ellis. 
Ro : Braddyll. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



18 



Records of Fort St. George 



Thursday 



Ship Benja- 
mins Com- 
pany S8. 
WareliouBS- 
keeper pays 
3000 pags : 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1699-1700 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President and Goveenoue 
Prancis Ellis Roger Bkaddyll 

Thomas Weight Matthew Bmpson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

M' : Matthew Empson reports the Muster of Ship Benjamins men to be Eighty 



eight. 

M'' : Roger Braddyll warehousekeeper pays into the R' 
Cash Three thousand Pagoda's on Acco* : Silver sold. 



Hon : Companys 



Fort St : 
David Goods 
upon View 
being found 
bad, three pS; 
of each sort 
to be kept 
for examina- 
tion. 

Bengali Can- 
vas 160 p9 : 
to be Laden 
on Ship 
Benjamin for 
England. 



Upon viewing the Eleven bales of Port S' : David Goods sent on shore from 
Sloop S* : Antonio and finding them not to answer expectation, The warehouse- 
keeper and M' : Mead (being present) are ordered both to aflSx their Seals on 
three peices indifferently to be taken out by them of each bale for our Examina- 
tion into their Investments. 

There remaining in the Godown 342 p^ : Bengali Canvas which have lain 
some considerable time and being too great a quantity for Sale here, It is resolved 
that 160 peiceB be sent home |p Ship Benjamin, and the like number on Ship 
E': India' Merchant when she arrives from Bengali. 

Tho : Pitt. 

PFEANCis Ellis. 

Ro : Beaddyll. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom': Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



Friday 

16TH 



Former 
Order for 
paying 2 f 
Cent on 
Diamonds 
&oa ; Jewells 
recall'd & 
why. 



Att a Consultation Extraordinary 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President and Governoue 

Roger Beaddyll 
Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 
Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

The Order of Consultation dated 9"^ : October 1699 for paying two "^ Cent 
here by such persons as shall Lade Diamonds, Pearls, &c*: Jewells standing still 
in force, wee beleive to be the reason none hath been brought in and Registred as 
formerly, which occasions an apparent Loss to the Company, wherefore 'tis 
unanimously resolved, that the aforesaid Order be recall'd, and notice given to all 
persons, that they may bring in their Diamonds, and Register 'em upon the same 
Term's as formerly. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFBANCis Ellis. 

Ro : Beaddyll. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^: Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 



19 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1699-1700- 



Ship Kisna Pressader, Crumados Narrain Tandell arrived from Jackernott. J 7th 

This morning the wind blew very hard at East and gradually freshning, 
brought ashore Eight Boats at an anchor in this road, some having a considerable 
quantity of Paddy &o*: Grain, which was all lost, but the wind abated towards the 
Evening. 

Yesterday Ship Humphry & Charles Will : ifolks Master arrived from Vizaga- 20 
patam, by whom received Generall Letter from the Cheif &c'' : Councill dated 30*'': 
January last. 

Ship Simon John Phowden Master aailed for Vizagapatam. 

Sloop S' : Antonio Peter Eyes Master sailed for Vizagapatam. 21 

Brigantine S* : David Edward Fort Master arrived from Malacca and Fort 
S* : David. 

This night via Policherry received a Generall Letter from the Agent &c* : 
Councill of Bengali dated 29''' : January last sent by a French Ship, adviseing the 
Loss of Ship East India Merchant on the Eastward Sand going from the new 
Deeps, but the Pacquet mention'd to be saved is not yet received from Poli- 
cherry. 

About six a clock this morning Ship Benjamin fired a Gun signifying her 22 
being full. 

Att a Consultation Thfrsdat 



Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenour 
Francis Ellis 

Thomas Wright Matthew Bmpson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

The President read his Mint Acco* : for the month January last Viz' : 
To Custom of Gold coin'd in y*" : Mint Pag' : 77 : 9 : 20. 
To Custom of Silver coin'd ... Rup^ : 506: Jl : — 

and pays the Ballance Viz': Pag': 318: 4: 4 into the R' : Hon'''^: Companys 
cash, and Rup'* : 3371 : 18 : to the Warehousekeeper. 

Further part of the Generall Letter to the R' : Hon'''^ : Company dated the 
12"' : Instant, from Paragraph 84, to 48 read and approved. 



Mint Aooo* ; 
for Jany : 
read. 



Further part 
of a Letter to 
the Company 
read. 

M"": John Meverell Land Customer read his Acco': Land Custom for the Land custom 

Acco* : for 
mo : JanT : 
read & 



month January last, particulars Viz 
Choultry Custom 
Trivlecane Custom 
Ruble Brokers ... 
Cloth Brokers ... 
Town Rents 
Registring Slaves 



Pag» 



339 : 19 : 50 
0: 3: 10 

22: 16: 70 
2: 10: 88 

71 : 6 : 69 
U: 32: 



Pag^ : 436 : 16 : 77 



and pays into the R' : Hon' : Companys Cash Four hundred thirty four Pae' : P"?^ ' *34 

„ +V,„4. A« t J & paid on that 

on that Acco : ^ooot : 

Generall Letter from Vizagapatam dated 30"" : January last, and from Letters re- 
Bengali dated the 29*" : ditto, read. °''^^''' '"^^ 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFEANCis Ellis. 

Ro : Braddyll. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Bmpson. 

Thomas Marshall. 

John Meverell. 

3-A 



20 Records of Fort 8t. George 



-FORT ST. GHOBGE, FEBEVABY 1699-1700. 



23 Eeceived Generall Letter from Mess" : "Woolston and Noden at Metchlepatam 

dated the V^ : Instant, with copy of a Paper sent by S' : W"" : Norris Barr* : 
Ambassador to the great Mogull to said M' : Woolston, forbidding his makeing 
any address or applycation to any Minister of the MoguUs, without his know- 
ledge and permission. 

Fbiday Att a Consultation Extraordv : 

23BD 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 
Francis Ellis Roger Beaddyll 

Thomas Wright Matthew Bmpson 
Thomas Marshall John Meverbll 

Letters re- Generall Letter from Mess" : Woolston and Noden at Metchlepatam dated 

LatTer' "art ^^® '''*'' ' I^stant, Also the latter part of the Generall Letter to the R' : Hon"« : 
of a Letter to Company to be sent "^ Ship Benjamin dated the 12 & 22'* : Instant, read and 

theOcpany, approved. 

Tho: Pitt. 
PFRANOis Ellis. 
Eg : Braudtll. 
Tho : Wright. 
M: Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Mbveeell. 

Satiteday Att a Consultation Extraordy : 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President and Governoite 
Francis Ellis Eogee Beaddyll 

Thomas Weight Matthew Empson 
Thomas Marshall John Mbveeell 

TheAocomp- M' : Francis Ellis Accomptant produces his answer dated this Day to the 

to°th^ArdT- Auditor Generalls Letter, which being read and approv'd by us, hee is order'd to 

tor Generalls gi^jj jt. 
Letter read ° 
4 approv'd. 

The following Letters &c'' : were sign'd Viz* : 
To the R' : Hon"''' : Company dated the 12* : & 22"^ : Ins*: 
Abstract of Ditto Letter. 

To the Company, a Duplicate, Dat : '^""' : & 13*'' : Oct"" : last all to be sent 
^ Ship Benjamin. 

And Cap' : John Brown Com'' : of Ship Benjamin his Dispatch for England. 

Tho: Pitt, 
fpeancis Ellis. 
Ro : Beaddyll. 
' ■ ^ Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

25TH Early this morning deliver'd Cap* : John Brown his Dispatch, and about ten 

a clock Ship Benjamin saild for England. 



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21 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1699-1700- 



Att a Coxsultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Eogee Bkaddyll 

Thomas Weight Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meveeell 

Orcler'd that Pag': 4642 : 31 : 3 be paid Cap*: William Brooke, being both 
Principal & Interest due on a Bond dated the 20"' : October last. 

The President pays into the E' : Hon'' : Companys cash Pag' : Five hundred 
& twenty, being for the permission of Passage of the following persons on Ship 
Benjamin for England Viz* : 



Thursday 
29th 



Interest 
Bond dis- 
charg'd. 
Paga : 520 
paid in for ^- 
mission of 
Passengers in 
ye : Benja- 



Nath' : Higginson Esq'' 
Elizabeth Higginson . 
Elizabeth Higginson 
Richards Higginson 
Nath' : Higginson Jun' 
Sarah Higginson 
Mary Large 
Alvaro Dafonseca 



Pa: 26 



Bro* : over ... 
Abraham Plymer 
Charles Metcalf 
Mary Metcalf 
Carolina Metcalf 
William Metcalf 
William Proby 
Aron Cohen ... 
Five Slaves ... 



Pag« : 208 



Pag« 



203 
26 
26 
26 
26 
26 
26 
26 

130 

520 



M'' : Thomas Wright Sea Customer pays into the R* : Hon'' : Companys 
Cash Pag** : Six hundred on Acco* : Sea-Customs, and M"" : John Meverell Land 
Customer Pag^: 30: 14 : 56 being for ten months Town Uonicoplies Duty at the 
Choultrey ending January last. 



Ordered that Pag^ : One thousand be paid M'' 
to defray Charges Garrison. 



Matthew Empson Paymaster 



M'' : Eoger Braddyll warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon'' : Companys 
cash Pag' : 16142 : 31 : 40 on Acco*: Goods and Silver sold, and read his ware- 
house Acco* : for the month January last. 



Generall Letters to Bombay dated the 26*'' : to Surat and Anjengo dated the 
27"' : Instant, all read and sign'd. 

Ordered that Pag': 6167: 18 : be paid Mahomet Labe and Nenam 
Mestre, being both the Principal and Interest due on a Bond dated the 23'^ : 
October last. 

M'' : Francis Bett Prov' : Storekeeper read his Storekeepers accounts for 
the months of December and January last, and pays into the R* : Hon'': Comp' : 
Cash Two hundred Pag" : on acco* : Stores sold. 



Ordered that Pag' : one hundred & forty be paid M'' : Francis Bett &c* : 
Owners of Sloop S*: Anthony, being in full for the freight of Two hundred bales 
at Fort S* : David the Master having received Ten Pag' : there of the Deputy 
Gov"" : and Councill. 

There being about Thirty Garse Wheat in the Godown received last year wheat 20 
from Bengali, and beginning to be worm eaten, Ordered that the Warehouse- ^*"! '° ''° 
keeper sell Twenty Garse by Outcry. ^° " ^" 



On acco* : 
Sea cuBtoms 
paid in Pag» : 
600 & 
Pags : 30 : 
14 : 56 for 
ten mos : 
Town Coni- 
oopleys duty. 
Pags : 1000 
order'd the 
Paymaster 
to defray 
charges. 
Warehouse - 
keeper pays 
Pa: 16142: 
31 : 40 on 
accot : Goods 
sold and read 
his Jany : 
mos : Aocot : 

Letters sent, 
read. 

Interest bond 
Disoharg'd. 



Storekeepers 
Aocots : for 
mOs : Deer : 
& Jany : read 
and pays 200 
p»8 : for 
stores sold. 
Freight for 
Fort 8* : 
David bales 
order'd to be 
paid, 



22 Records of Fort St. George 



170 bal 
from Fort 



[29iH] FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1699-1700 

Eneign Bnsign John Gardner whose Comission was formerly taken away, npon 

Gardners complaints made of his intemperance by Drink and other misdemeanours ; and 

to^^br'taken promiseing to reclaim, was on the 21'' : July last restor'd again, since which time 

away & why. j^jg bohaviour giving us no better hopes of amendment, It is resolved (for 

An Ensigns Example Sake) he be Degraded, by cancelling his Comission at the head of y": 

to bl'^drawn Company and that an Ensign's Comission be drawn out for Serj* : Wilham Read^ 

for wm : estcemiug him the fittest person. 
Boad. Tjjq. p^^,j,_ 

FEANCis Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thoji^: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

March Dispatch 'd '^ Pattamar the following Generall Letters Viz* : To Anjenga 

'#""': dated the 27*'^: past. 

To Surat of ditto Date, and to Bombay dated the 26*'' : past, incloseing- 
Duplicate of our Letter to the R' : Hon'''^ : Company '^ Ship Benjamin dated 
the 12* : & 22** : past, and a short Letter to them of this Date. 

Ship Chinna Caddu John Twyman Master arrived from Fort S*: David, by, 
whom received Generall Letter from the Deputy Gov"" : &c* : Councill dated the 
26"" : past incloseing Invoice and Bill Lading for 170 bales amounting to Pag^ ' 
11055: 25: 5. 

Friday The following order was sign'd by the Presid* : & Councill. 

Ship Chinna Caddu being just now arrived from Fort S* : David with one- 
DaTid°to hundred & seventy bales Calicoes belonging to the R' : Hon' : Company, 
be unladen. Qrdor'd that the Warehousekoeper send off Boats early tomorrow morning to 
unlade the said bales. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Francis Ellis. 
Roger Braddtll. 
Thomas Wright. 
Matt: Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall, 
John Mevekell. 
Monday 4 Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President and Governour 
Francis Ellis Roger Braddtll 

Thomas Wright Matt : Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meveekll 

Letter re Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 26"" : February last, read. 

Thi's^t'atrof ^^^ Governour laying before the Councill the State of the Companys Affairs 

the noithen at Metchlop" : and Vizagapatam, and pressing the urgent necessity of sending 
befor7ye^r'* One of the Councill, to Inspect into the late Investments made by M' : Lovell &c=' : 
Coanciu and at the former place ; and to secure the great Remains at Vizagapatam, as also to 
methods to [make] an Investment at Metchlepatam for the September Ship, 

be taken. 

Mr : Brad. All esteeming M' : Roger Braddyll in a [11] respects the properest person, 

fittesTtr"'^ desires he may be equip'd with all expedition to undertake the same. 

ViBsit the 
No' em : fac- 
torys. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1700 



23 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1699-1700- 



[4TH] 



Ordered that the following Stores be provided by tlie storekeeper and Laden 
on board Ship Ohinne Caddu for Fort S' : David Viz* 



Gunn Carriages 
Axel trees 

Rope , 

Plank large 
Jaggary 



... 6 

... 24 

. Coil's 2 

. P« : 10 

Candys 20 

Tho : Pitt. 
FRANCIS Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M: Empson. 
Thom*: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



stores to be 
provided and 
Bent to Fort 
St : David. 



It's said M"" : [HJolcotnbe hath Effects in this Town to answer all the Com- 4th 
panys demands, therefore I am of opinion that satisfaction ought to be ])emanded 
of him, the which if he renders not, then a resolution ought to be taken to reduce 
him to complyance. 



The Metchlepatam business is not to be Inspected but by one that can stay 
there to make an Investment, which is not required of me, nor do I esteem it 
consonant with the Companys orders, therefore humbly crave leave to be 
excused. 

Eg : Braddyll. 

Ship Chinne Caddu John Twyman Master Sail'd for Fort S* : David by whom 
sent General Letter to the Deputy Gov'' : &c'' : Councill of yesterdays Date 
incloseing Invoice & Bill Lading for Sundrys amount 10 Pag% 

Ship Dolphin George Weoley arrived from Syrian in Pegu, by whom received 
Generall Letter from M'' : Thomas Bowyear Resident there dated the 2*^ : February 
last. 



Mr : Brad- 
dylls paper 
desireing to 
be excus'd 
proceeding 
to the nor- 
thern 
faptorys. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governodr 
Francis Ellis Roger BRADDrLL 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 



Friday 8 



Cash for the month Comps i Cash 



The President read his Acco' : of the R* : H : Comp 
February last, tbe Ballance being Pag' : 8611 : 1;3 : : 

M"' : Thomas Wright Sea-Customer read his Acco* : Sea-Customs for 
month January last, particulars Viz* : 

To Cnstom on Goods Imported & Exported this 

month Pag9 : 449: 5:5 

To Custom on Grain ... „ 418: 7: 

To Anchorage & Tonnage ,, 86 : 8 : 

Pag^ : 963 : 20 : 5 

Generall Letter to Vizagapatam dated the b*"* : Instant, read. 

Peter de Pomera &c* : Arrac farmers pays into the R' : Hon"® : Comp^ ; 
Cash. Pag\ Two hundred and fifty on that account for one month ending thf 
14*'' : ffebruary last. 



for 1 

£feby: read, 
the Sea Customer 
read his 
acco* : for 
mo : January 



Generall 
Letter ser 
read. 



24 Records of Fort St. George 



[8th] FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1699-1700 

Generall Letter from M' : Thomas Bowyear at Pegu dated tlie 2'" : Febru- 
ary last, read. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FPEANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson, 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

9th By a couutrey Boat Dispatcli'd G-enerall Letter to the Cheif &c'' : Oouncill at 

Vizagapatam dated the 6"" : Instant. 

10 Ship S*" : Mareia Coja Saffer Noqueda arrived from Pegu. 

Ship Mahomadee [Lacuna in the original'] arrived from Porto Novo. 

Ship Surat Salamat, Sommoo Siddee Noquedah arrived from Vizagapatam. 

11 Ship Messahia Thomas Plumb Master arrived from Pegu, on whom came- 
W : Thomas Bowyear, Also arrived Parr Recovery Lockyer Watts Master from 
Pegu. 

12 Ship Jerusalem Coja Abraham Noquedah arrived from Pegu. 

Sloop Christean Quintus, Andrew Sombar Master arrived from Tringombar. 

13 Ship Maddapollam Coja Issa Cooley Noqueda arrived from Pegu. 
Ship Sedgwick John Mabb Master arrived yesterday from Acheen. 
Ship Bone Voyage \Lacuna in the original] arrived from Pegu. 

Received ^ ffrench Cossed, Generall Letter from the President &c'' : Couneilt 
at Surat dated the 25'*': December last, with copy of a clause of a Letter to Surat 
from the Genei-all &c'^ : at Bombay dated the IS**" : December. 

14 Sloop Alice Madut Mahomadoo Issee Noquedah arrived from Acheen. 

Thursday Att a Consultation 

14th 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Roger Braddtll 

Matthew Empson 
Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

The Councill being duly Summond. 
Letter from Generall Letter from the President &c'': Councill at Suratd ated 25"" : Decem- 

Surat,read. bcr kst, read. 

Warehouse- M' : Roger Braddyll Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon*''": Comp^ :. 

lo^soo'pags : cash, Ten thousand Eight hundred Pagoda's on Acco* : Silver sold. 

on Acco* : 

lags'" I'ool) Ordered that Pag' : One thousand be paid M"^ : Matthew Empson Paymaster 

Order'd'ye: to defray Charges Garrison and Pag*: Five hundred to Paulo &c'^: washers to 
Sy '' *° cure the R* : Hon"« : Companys cloth. 

Charges & Tj^^ . p^^^^ 
Pags : 500 

the washers FRANCIS ElLIS. 

to cure the Tho : W RIGHT. 

Cloth. M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

15 Ship Mahomadee, Mahomadoo Hussen Noquedah arrived from Quedda an(J 
brought fourteen Elephants. 

17 Received Generall Letter from M"' : Sam': Woolston at Maddapollam dated 

28"' : February last. 



Diary and Consul taiioti Book, 1700 25 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1699-1700- 



Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated 14* : Inataiit, with copy 18 
of their Joiirnall Letter to remain here and Acco' : Cash from June last to the 
f'°'° : Instant. 

Sloop Christean Quintus, Andrew Sombar saild this night for Tringombar. 20 

Att A Consultation Thursdat 

21 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Matthew Bmpson 

Thomas Wright John Meveeell. 

Thomas Marshall 
The Councill being duly Suinon'd. 
Generall Letters from M' : Samuel Woolston at Maddapollam dated the Letters 
28* : February last & from Fort S* : David dated the 14*" : Instant, both read. 'ead'^^' 

Order'd that Forty Seven Pag'' : be oaid W : Daniel Chardin, being for one Fort st : 
Bill drawn by the Deputy Gov'' : &c'' : Councill of Forfc S' : David dated y" : 14*" ^^^^^.^'11 ^e 
Instant. p<* : 

Order'd that Martheus Marthenis Portuguez be entertain'd a souldier in this Portuguez 
Garrison, & John Dennis in the Gunroom, and Davis Johnson Discharg'' : there- goid^er & * 

from. Mr : Dennis 

' in ye : Guo- 

Toom & 
anther dis- 
oharg'd. 

Order'd that Pag^ : One thousand be paid M"' : Matthew Bmpson Paymaster fags : i,ooo 
to defray charges Garrison. plymr'^.to' 

defray 
charges. 

M' : Richard Hunt Tobacco Mannager, read his Acco* : of Tobacco sold for Tobacco 

the months of January and February last, Viz' : Ao^otf-^or 

For the month of January ... ... ... ... Pag^ : 567: 28: Jany:<fe 

For the month of Febniary „ 619: 4:40 ffebr:read 

Pag^ : 1186: 32: 40 

and pays into the R* : Hon'"''': Companvs cash One thousand Pag" : on that Paga : i.ooo 
account. " ^'H:^ .. 

The President read his Mint Account for the month of February last, Viz' : Mint acoo* -. 
To Custom of Gold coin'd, in the Mint ... Pag^ : 167 : 30 : ffebv"'°read 

To Custom of Silver coin'd Rup'' : 347 : 6: 

There being very great want of Brimstone for makeing Powder, and some BrimBtone 
lately come from Acheen, Resolved that the Storekeeper buy up Ten candy for bonght°by° 
that use and that he Impresses one hundred Pag' : for the procury of Plank the store- 
prope[r] for Gun Carriages, as a Store. kee, or. 

The Paymaster is Order'd to sell at Outcry, the Mare r resented by the a mare to 
Poligar of Vellore Pollera woods, where our souldiers were stop'd, who deserted the^p^J'/ 
this Garrison the 6** : October last. master. 

"Whereas in a Letter to Metchlepatam of the 3** : January last, wee Em- The factors 
power'd M"" : Tho : Lovell &c* : to draw on Us to the amount of Five thousand Pag' : patam"'''^' 
if there was an urgent necessity for't, and not otherwise, and that if M"" : Lovell aiiow'dto 
was come away, the Power of drawing on us, was NuU'd ; soon after the receipt of pIs7^t'Biu 
said Order, M'' : Lovell Embarqu'd on the Benjamin for this place, yet nevertheless, if necessity 
liee drew two Bills on us to the amount of Five thousand Pagodas, which wee ''""i"""'*- 
esteem contrary to the intent of our order ; judgeing his comeing away so soon 
after the receipt of it, to be Tantamount as if he had been come away before, in 
regard wee did not intend to intrust the Companys estate in the hands of those 
who were not their Covenant Servants. 



26 



Records of Fort St. George 



[2lBT] 

They give the 
reaeouB for 
the neceBsity 
of drawing 
and two bills 
for 5,000 
pas : order'd 
to be paid. 



At Metchle- 
patam their 
Goods to lye 
unsorted & 
why. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1699-1700- 



These two Bills for Five thousand Pagodas, having been often presented us 
for acceptance, & was this day in Councill brought again, upon which M"" : Lovell 
was sent for to lay before us the necessity there was for drawing these two Bills, 
whereupon he answers, that there being so small remains as about Thirteen 
hundred Pagodas, hee did it to keep the Merchants employ'd in the Company's 
Service, that so they might not all go over to the new Company to be Kmploy'd, 
which considering, as also the Credit of the Comp'' : the Bills being drawn by their 
ffactors. It is resolved, that the two Bills dated the 25"" : Jan^'^' : last for Five 
thousand Pagoda's be forthwith paid Viz* : One for Pag^ : Two thousand five 
hundred to Indoor Tripite, the other for Two thousand five hundred Pagoda's to 
Quorala Railue as advised in their Letter dated the 30*'' : January last. 

And 'tis further Order'd that a Letter be wrote to Metchlepatam, that they 
hasten the getting in of the Goods, and to lett them lye unsorted till our further 
order, wee intending with all speed to send a Supervisor to Inspect and Direct the 
management of the Oompanys Affairs in those parts, and to settle a Cheif & 
Councill for the better management thereof. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFEANois Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 
Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 20*'' : Instant. 
Also Generall Letters from M'' : Sam' : Woolston at Metchlepatam dated the 
6"" : Instant and from Vizagapatam dated the 24"" : February last. 



Monday 
26J 



Letters 
received, 



Fort St : 
David bill 
for 1,200 
pags : 
order d to 
be paid. 
Land custom 
accot : lor 
mo : Feby : 
read, and 



Pags : 376 
paid in on 
that aocot : 
Acoot : 
Salary 
ending ye : 
25tli : March 
to be drawn 
ont. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenour 
Feancis Ellis Matthew Empson 

Thomas Wright John Meveeell 
Thomas Marshall 
M" : Roger Braddtll indisposed 

Generall Letters from Fort S* : David dated the 20*'' : Instant from M' : 
Samuel Woolston at Metchlepatam dated the 6*'' : ditto, and from Vizagapatam 
dated the 24*'' : ffebruary last, all read. 

Ordered that Twelve hundred Pag* : be paid Mess''* : Stephen Frewen and 
Thomas Wigmore, being for one Bill drawn by the Deputy Gov' : &c'' : Councill of 
Fort S* : David dated the 20'" : Instant. 



M' : John Meverell read his Land Custom Acco* 
last, particulars Viz* : 

Chonltrey Custom 
Trivlecane Custom 
Rubie Brokers ... 
Cloth Brokers ... 
Town Rents 
Registring Slaves 



for the month of February 



Pag« 



329: 


2 


5 


0: 


10 


40 


10: 


28 


60 


4 


12 





39 


34 


28 


0. 


8 





384 


23 


53 



and pays into the R* : He 
on that account. 

Order'd that the Accomptant draw out the Acco 
Hon''"' : Comp" : Servants ending this Day. 



Company s cash Three hundred Seventy Six Pagoda's 
Salary due to the E' : 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1699-1700- 



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M"" : Thomas Wright read his Acco' : Sea Customs for the month of February sea custom 



last, particulars Viz* 

To Custom on Goods Imported & Exported this 

month 
To Custom on Grain ... 
To Anchorage ... 
To Salvage 



Pag^ 



Accot : for 

month 

February 



735: 


1-.' 


85 


190 


34 


70 


36: 


18 





17. 


26 


25 



Pag^: 1980: 19: 5 



and 



pays 



ito the E*: He 



Comp*: Cash Bight hundred Pagoda's on that pags 



account and M'' : Roger Braddjll warehousekeeper (by his Conicoplie) pays into p*"'^ 

flio TJ' • TTr>n' • nnmi-i" • r«QtslT Tnrr> +Vinn«anrl Si'y Vninrlpi:^rl Parr' • nn Afon' • .^iltror' irr'^ 



the R' : Hon'' : Comp' 
and Goods Sold. 



cash Two thousand Six hundred Pag' : on Ac 



Silver Warehouse"- 
keeper pays 



Tho: Pitt. 
FPRANcis Ellis. 
Ro : Beaddtll. 
Tho: Weight 
Thom': Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



on Accot : 
Silver and 
Goods sold. 



Ship Loyall Captain Armiger Gostlin Oomand'' 
iiupra cargo arrived from Canton in China- 



and M'' : Edward Fleetwood 28 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President and GovERNonE 
Francis Ellis Rogee Beaddyll 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

Generall Letters to Fort S* : David and to Mess''' : Woolston &c* : at Metchle- 
patam dated the 28'*' : Ins' : both read and approved, 

M'': Roger Braddjll warehousekeeper pays into the R* : Hon*"'^ : Companys 
cash Two thousand five hundred Pag' : on acco* : Goods sold. . 

The Accomptant produeeing the last half years salary due to the R* : Hon'''* : 
Comp' : Servants of this place ending the 25*'' : Instant amounting to Pag' : 98 S : 
20 : 6, Ordered that the same be paid. 



Thuesday 
28th 



In persuance of our Consultation dated the 4*'' : Instant, It is resolved that 
Instructions be drawn out for M'' : Roger Braddylls proceeding to Metchlepatam 
& Vizagapatam. 

Tho : Pitt. 

ffranois Ellis. 

Ro : Braddyll. 

Tho : Wright. 

Thom'' : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 

Sloop Mahomadee Fakery Mahomadoo Noqueda arrived from Malacca. 2 8 

Ketch Chindatry Mussa Nina Noqueda arrived from Quedda and brought Six 

Elephants. 

Ship Johanna Richard Rawlings Comander and M' : John Dolben Supra cargo 29 

arrived from Emoy in China. 

4-A 



keeper pays 
2,500 p;i8 : 
on acoot : 
Goods sold. 
Acco* •. 
Salary ending 
25th : March 
amot : Pa : 
988: 20: 5 
order'd to be 
paid. 

Ins'rnctions 
for Jfr : 
Brauilplls 
proceeding 
to ye : : ern 
factorys 
order'd to 
be drawn 
out. 



28 



Records of Fort St. George 



•FORT ST. GEORGE, MARGE 1699-1700- 



[29^"] 



Friday 0° 

Fort St : 
Bavid balea 
148 order'd 
to be 
unladen. 



Ship Friendship William Morrice Comander arrived from^ort S': David and 
Pegu, by whom received Generall Letter from the Dep : Gov' : &c* : Councill 
dated the 26*'' : Instant, incloseing Bill Lading for 148 bales Calicoes Account the 
R* : Hon''''' : Company amounting to Pag^ : 8770 : 10 : 0. 

The following Order was sign'd by the Govern" ; and Councill. 
Ship Friendship being arrived from Fort S* : David with one hundred forty 
eight bales Calicoes belonging to the R' : Hon" : Company, The Warehouse- 
keeper is therefore order'd to unlade the same. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Roger Bhaddyll. 
Thom'* : Weight. 
Matt : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 



30 Ship Conjevaron John Carroon Pilot arrived from Manilha. 

31 Ship Prospect Francisco Nunis Master arrived from Bengali. 

rApRiLl 3n, By a Country Boat Dispatch'd General Letter to Mess"'* : Woolston and 

Rowland at Metchlepatam dated the 28'^ : March last. 

Brigantine S* : David Georgre Weoley Master Saild for Bengali, by whom 
sent a Gen' : Letter to the Agent &c* : Councill dated this Day. 
4 Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S* : David dat : the 28* : March last. 

Yesterday Ship S* : Pedro, Manuel Gonsalvis Commander came into this road 
from S* : Thoma. 



Monday d" 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 
Roger Braddtll 
Thomas Weight Matthew Empson 

Thom° : Marshall John Mbveeell 



Comp'* : 
cash for mo : 
March read. 
PaymasterB 
a.ccots : 
for JanT : & 
February 
last, read. 



The President read his A ceo' : of the R* : Hon^'^ 
montli March last, the Ballance being Pag' : 7402 : 84 : ! 

M' : Matthew Empson Paymaster read his Acco* 
months of January and ffebruary last particulars Viz* : 



Companys cash for the 
Disbursements for the 



Jan 



Febr 



Charges Garrison 
Factors Provision-s 
Charges Extraordinary... 

Fort S' : David 

Charges Generall 

Charges Diet 

Charges Cattle ... 
Fortifications & Repairs 



Charges Garrison 
Charges Diet 
Charges Merchandize ... 
Charges Generall 
Charges Cattle ... 
Charges Extraordinary 
Fortifications & Repairs 



... Pa 


1100: 


35 




156: 







11 : 


23 




. 


34 




310: 


11 




265: 






5: 


7 




50: 


.34 


Pags: 


1901: 


— 


... Pa 


1077. 


17 




310. 


31 




1 


11 




333 


16 




38 


1 




6 


31 




17 


26 


Par 


1785 


25 



Biary and Consultation Book, 1700 29 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL l700- 



[4th] 

The President pays into the R* : Hon^'^^ : Comp° : cash Pag' : 16 : 3 : 4 for so Money on 
much lost out of the Mint, with which he is charged in the last Generall Books, aooot^: 
and M'': Roger Braddyll Warehousekeeper pays Five thousand Pagoda's on acco*: paid into 
Silver & Goods sold. Also M"': John Poquet Rentall General pays Seven ^^^^' 
hundred fifty five Pag^ : and Six fan* : on acco' : Quit Rents. 

The time being expired on the 10*'' : Feb"'-^ : last for the Merchants bringing The Mer- 
in their Goods contracted for the 14*'' : April 1699, It is Ordered that they forth- °l5-^,'ta°eot,. 
with attend the "warehousekeeper, and he to lay before us in writing the arrears of their last 
standing out to compleat the said Investment, and if any DiflFerences arrises ^"r.^t"*' 
between him and the said Merch*' : in settleing their accounts, that he likewise warehouse- 
lays the reasons before the Gov' : and Oouncill. keeper. 
Order'd that Deo Gramash Portuguez be Discharg'd from the Garrison. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFEANcis Ellis. 
Ro : Beaddtll. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom'^: Mabshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Received Generall Letter from M'' : Sam' : Woolston &c* : fFaotors at iqth 
Metchlepatam dated the 26*'' : March last. 

Ship Bowanee Sancarah arrived from Topatore. 



Att a Consultation Thdbsdat 

Present 

Thomas Piti- Peesident & Goveenoub 
Feancis Ellis Rogee Beaddtll 

Thomas Weight 

Thom^: Maeshall John Meveeell 

M» : Empson indis'^us'd 

Order'd that George Watts be discbarg'd fro, the Gunroom at his request. European 
Generall Letter from Mess" : Woolston & Noden at Metchlepatam dated the "'^g^^''^ 
26*** : March last, read. room. 

Mr. Roger Braddyll warehousekeeper pays into tho R* : Hon'''" : Comp" : Cash warehonse- 
Three thousand Pag'* : on acco'' : Goods and Silver Sold, and M'' : Thomas Wright deeper pays 
pays One thousand Pag" : on Acco' : Sea Custom's. acoot -^Gowi" 

&oa : Sold 4 
the Seaons- 
tomer 1000 
pis : on yt : 
Aoco* : 

Order'd that Antonio be entertain'd a Souldier in this Garrison. European 

Entertain'd 

Tho : Pitt. a soidier. 

FEEANCis Ellis. 

Ro : Beaddtll. 

Tho : Weight. 

Thom" : Maeshall. 

John Mevehell. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated 8"' : Instant, with 12t« 
Invoice of the 148 bales Laden on Ship Friendship. 

Ship Enattaly Abdula Ryhim arrived from Bengali. 

Ship Prospect Francisco Nunis Master Sailed for Bengali. 16 



30 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 
22d 



Late Arrao 
farmers pays 
into Cash 150 
p»« : on that 
Acoot ! 
Interest 
bonds order'd 
to be Paid. 

Portngnez 
discbarg'd 
ye : Gun- 
room. 
Genl ! Lre 
<fec» : papers 
from Fort 
8t: Da'id, 
read. 

Torn cloth in 
ye : Merchts : 
hands to be 
made into 
Shirts 
Warehouse- 
keeper pays 
2000 pas : for 
Goods sold & 
ye : Seacus- 
tomer 900 
pas : on yt -. 
accot : 
Pag9 : 1000 
Order'd the 
Paymr : to 
defray 
charges. 
Receiver of 
yo : Custom- 
house 

delivers in a 
Paper, 
Some being 
fallen, the 
other Beaten 
Oodowns are 
to be pul'd 
down. 

Fags : 30 : 18 
paid into 
cash for a 
mare sold. 
Pags: 

211: 12:70 
paid into 
Cash for 13 
mos : Town 
Oonicoplys 
Duty at Sea- 
Custom 
honse. 

Storekeepers 
aocots : for 
mo : February 
ifc Marob 
read. 



-FOBT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1700 

Ship Dolphin Lockyer Watts Sail'd for Pegu. 

Ship St" : Mareia, Coja Saffer Noqueda, Saild for Pegu. 

Ship Acheen Merchant Samuel Hart Master arrived from Pegu. 

Ship iVIahomadee, Mahomud Assud saild for Pegu. 

Received Generall Letter from Vizagapatam dated the 31" : March, last. 

Sloop Christian Quiutus, Andrew Sombar Masf : arrived from Tringombax^ 

Att a Consultation 
Present 
Thomas Pitt President & Goveenouk 
Francis Ellis Bonni Beaddyll 

Thomas Weight Matthew Empson 

Thom' : Marshall John Meveeell 

M" : Francis Monk &c* : late Arrac farm" : pays into the R* : Hon*"'' r 
Oompanys cash One hundred fifty Pag" : on that account. 

M' : John Affleck presenting two Bonds at Interest Viz*: one dated the 8*'': 
July last for Pag** : Two thousand, and one dated the 14*'' : November last for 
Pag^ : Five thousand, Order'd that they be paid, with the Interest thereon. 

John Fernando was discharg'd the Gunroom at his request on the IS**" : 
Instant. 

Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the S**" : Instant, with the several! 
papers therewith received, all read. 

Order'd that all the torn cloth fitting both fine and course be made into- 
shirts. 

M"" : Roger Braddyll warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon' : Comp^ : cash 
Two thousand Pag^ : on Acco' : Goods sold, and M'': Thomas Wright pays nine- 
hundred Pag^ : on Acco' : Sea-Custom's. 



Order'd that One thousand Pag*: be paid M"": Matthew Empson Paymaster 

to defray charges Garrison. 

M' : Thomas Wigmore delivers in a paper (as entered next after this consul- 
tation) which is refer'd to further consideration. 

Part of the Beating Godowns being lately fallen, and the rest so defective, that 
wee beleive they cannot long stand, It is therefore order'd that the Paymaster 
pull the rest down. 

M"" : Matthew Empson Paymaster pays into the R' : Hon'"'" : Comp'' : Cash 
Pag° : 30 : 18 being for the Mare order'd to be sold at Outcry as "^ Consultation 
dated the 2 P* : March last. 

M' : Thomas Wigmore Receiver of the Sea Customs pays into the R* : Hon"* : 
Comp" : Cash Pa: •211: 12: 70 on Acco* : Town Conicopleys Duty for thirteen 
mo*''^ : ending the ult° : January last. 



M' : Francis Bett Prov' : Storekeeper read his acco*^ : for the months of 
February & March last. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 31 



■FORT ST. GHORGK APRIL 1700- 



[22nd] 

Peter da Pomera for Acco' : of M' : William Proby pays into the R* : Hon'"'= : ^^p} 125 
Comp' : Cash One hundred twenty five Pag' : for half a year for the Wine Licence cashTcco*: 
-endinsi the 25"' : March last. ^i°« Lioe°ce 

'^ ending 25'" : 

Order'd that Three hundred Pag": be paid Paulo ^c'' : Washers for cureing Pags:3oo 

the R* : Hon'' : Comp'^ : cloth. yelwalherB. 

Peter de Pomera (fee" : Arrac farmers pays into the R' : Hon'' : Comp" : Cash Pags •. 250 

Two hundred fifty Pag' : on that acco' : ending the 14*": March last. ctsh A«cot: 

Arrac farm. 

The Garrison Store of Butter and Wheat being much decay'd, Order'd that Damaged 
the same be sold at Outcry. Order'd to be 

Serjant Ignatius White lately come from Fort S* : David by the Deputy a Serjant 
Gov": &c*: Councills permission, now requesting our leave to bee Discharg'd, It hut'eqifert** 
is accordingly granted him. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFRANcis Ellis. 

Ro : Braddill. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Bmpson. 

Thom" : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

To THE Hon"'''' : Thomas Pitt Esa" : Govern'' : 

OP Fort S'' : George &o* : Counoill. 
Hon^"«: S'-; &c^: 

You having by an Act of Councill dated the 7"': December last, made all Receiver of • 
Collectors of the Comp^ : Revenues aiiswerable for what received, whether by them- house'w™" 
selves or the Conicoplies. And also therein for security of such collectors paper, 
have given them liberty to chuse their own Conicoplies with the approbation of unwiiungneB* 
your Hon"': &g'^ : And that it shall be in the Officers power to take Security of tooontinne 
all Conicoplies that Officiate under him ; which order being made in a very short Employ & 
time after I had enterd upon the employment I now am in, and therefore conse- why. 
quently, before I could have a true knowledge of the manner of collecting the 
customs, or of the persons by whom a great part must be received, was the only 
reason I did not make my applycation to your Hon'" : Ac" : sooner. But since I 
am better acquainted with that business, I humbly conceive, that it is not in the 
power of any Englishman to receive all the customs himself, because great part 
arises from importations made by blacke Merchants, Strangers ; The Conicoplys 
that are now employed in collecting thereof have declared themselves uncapable 
of giving security nor can I find any that are, and 'tis hardly to be expected that 
men which serve for about Eighteen pence a week can give such as is sufficient. 
For w*^*" : reasons if your Hon"" : &c'' : pleasure is tliat the Receiver shall be answer- 
able for what received by all the Conicoplies self-preservation obliges me to 
acquaint you, that on those term's I dare not continue longer in that employ, 
being necessitated to trust such persons whose honesty is but poor Security. But 
if your Hon' : &c'' : shall think fitt to order any method whereby the customs 
may be collected without such apparent hazard of ruin to the collector, I shall 
use my utmost diligence to put the same in execution, all which is humbly offer'd 
to your Hon'' : &c"' : consideration by 

j^rs . yo' : most Obed* : Servant 
Fort S*: George, 22"*: April 1700. Tho: Wigmoke. 

Ship Noss Senhora Rosairo Anthony Norangy Coihander came into this 24 
road from S* : Thoma. 



Records of Fort St. Georgo 



[24TH] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1700- 



The Companys Ship Kubie Zachariah Stilgo Master arrived from Bengali, by 
•whom received Generall Letter from the Agent Ac" : dated the 7"" : March last,, 
with the Beverail papers as |? List from N" : 1 to 15. 



Thursday 
25 



Generall 
Letters 
received, 



Ship Kubie 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Roger Braddtll 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thom'' : Marshall 
The Councill being duly Sumond 

Generall Letters from Vizagapatam dated the 3P' : March last, and from the 
Agent &c* : of Bengali dated the T"" : March last, copy of their Letter dated the 
13* : and IS*"" : January last (the Original whereof never came to hand) with the 
severall papers received in the Pacquet, all read. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to unlade the severall Goods sent by Ship 



oX'd (tof Ruble from the Agent and Councill of Bengali. 



[to] 
be anladen. 

I:::tTC M- Roger Braddyll read his 

mos : Febrn. & March last. 

»ry & March 

read. 

Ship Rnbie 
supply 'd 
wth : an 
Anchor & 
Cable bein§^ 
in want, 

Acoot : Re- 
mains to ye : 
30th: 
Instant of 
all charges 
to be brought 



warehouse acco' : for the months of February 



The Master acquainting us that Ship Ruble wants an Anchor and Cable. 
Order'd that the Storekeep"' : send off an Anchor of about 600 weight and a Coire- 
Cable. 



Order'd that the respective OfEcers bring in Acco' 
Instant, of the severall charges under them. 



Remains to the 30'* 



The Joint 
stock 
Merohts : 
desire a 
Vesspll, hav- 
ing Cloth at 
Kisnapi" : 
Ship Ruble 
spared for 
that purpose. 



The Joint Stock Merchants acquaints us, that at Kisnapatam about 15 
Leagues to the N" :ward, they have about 4 or 5,000 Pag^ : of Goods lyin^ 
ready to put on board, and requesting our assistance in the prooury of a Vessell 
to fetch them hither, promiseing to pay freight, which being consider'd. It is 
resolved that Ship Ruble be spared for that purpose, not having any present 
employ for her. 

Tho : Pitt. 
jFRANCis Ellis. 
Ro : Braddyll. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



26^ 



27 



Ship Greyhound [Lacuna in the original] Master arrived from Bombay and 
brought a Generall Letter from the Generall (fee" : Councill there dated the 5* - 
March last. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S* : David of this date. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1700 



33 



16 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1700 

Att a Consultation 
Pv^sent 
Thomas Pitt Presidknt & Goveenoue 
Feancis Ellis Eoger Beaddtll 

Thomas Weight 
Thom^ : Marshall John Meverell 

Sarsapah &c' : Minters pay into the R' : Hon*'''' : Companyg Cash Pag" : lOS 
1 being what they stand Indebted upon the former Gen' : books. 



M"' : Thomas Wright read his Sea Custom Acco" 
particulars Viz* : 

To Custom on G-oods Imported & Exported this 
month 

To Custom on Grrain 

To Anchorage ... 

To Freight of Ship Neptune from Metchlepatam . 

To Freight of Ship Benjamin to Bengali 

To Freight of ditto from Bengali 



for the month March last. 



Pag" 



686: 


4 


90 


463: 


16 


25 


70: 


_ 




15: 


2 


2 


16 


29 


70 


217 


7 


75 



?s : 1468 : 25 : 



Thubsdav 
May 2 



Ballanceof 
the iMinters 
Aecot ; paid 
into Cash. 
Sea Custom 
Accots : for 
March mo : 
read. 



The President read his Acco' : of the R* : H : Comp^ 
April last, the Ballance being Pag': 10,954 : 20 : 5. 



Cash for the month 



M' 



: John Meverell read his Land Custome Acco'* : for the month March 



lafltj particulars Viz* : 
Choultry Custom 
Trivlecane Custom 
Ruble Brokers 
Cloth Brokers 
Town Rents 
Regiatring Slaves 



and pays into the R' : Hon'' 
that account. 



• Pags 


461 


17 


30 







11 





» 


22 


3 


15 


» 


_ 


8 


15 


» 


4 


32 


35 







24 


__ 


■ 


2 




- 


PagB 


491 


24 


15 



CompanyB 
Acco* : Cash 
for April 
mo : read. 
LandCuatora 
Accot : for 
March m" : 
read and 



Comp^ : Cash Pag' 



Four hundred Eighty five on Pags:485 

paid into 
Cash on y* s 
accot : 



Viz' 



The President read his Mint Accounts for the month March last, particulars 



To Custom of Gold coin'd in the Mint Pa : 188 : 17 : 40. 
Generall Letter from Bombay dated 5"' : March last, read. 
M' : Roger Braddyll Warehousekeeper pays into the R'^ : Hon'' 
cash One thousand Pag' : on Acco' : Goods sold. 



Comp' : 



Order'd that Pag^ : Twenty five be paid Woota Linga Town Conicopley for 
three months ending the ultimo April last. 

The Warehousekeeper is Order'd to pay the Owner of Ship Friendship Pag': 
One hundred & Eleven being for Freight of 148 bales Calicoes at f Pag': ^p Bale 
received from Fort S^ : David and tlie Warehousekeeper also to deliver the Store- 
keeper forty Candy Salt-petre for makeing of Powder. 



Mint Accot ; 
for March 
nio : read. 



Warehouse- 
keeper pays 
into Cash 
Pa: 1,000 
for Goods 
sold. 

Town Coni- 
coply is paid 
25 paps • for 
3 moths: 

The Ware- 
honsekeeper 
to pay for 
ye : freig-ht 
of B.ilesfrom 
St ! David 
and to 

deliver Peter 
for Powder. 



34 Records of Fort St. George 



[2nd] FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1700- 

Persons g}iip John Baptista being suddainly design'd for MetcHepatam, It is 



and Mony to 
be sent to 



therefore resolved that Ten thousand Pag': be sent thither on her and persons 
Metchic- ^0 manage the R' : Hon''''' : Comp' : Affairs. 

patam to ° 

carry on y'= : 
Comp8 ; 

Tobacco M'' : Richard Hunt Tobacco Manager read his acco* : of Tobacco sold for the 

AccTt^:"tor Hionth March last, being Pag' : 534 : 4 : 60 and pays into the R' : Hon"^ : Comp' : 
Marchmo : Cash Pag° : Four hundred eighty one on that account. 

read and pays 

481 pags : ThO : PiTT. 

^'^°*^^^- FFEANCis Ellis. 

Ro : Bkaddyll. 
Tho : Wright. 
M: Empson. 
Thoms : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

7 Ship Sedgwick Henry Harnett Master Sail'd for Bengali, by whom sent a 

Generall Letter to the Agent &c* : Oouncill dated the 6"' : Instant incloseing copy 
of oura dated the S"* : April last. 

Ketch Recovery Andrew Goodman Master Sail'd for Bengali. 



Feiday 10 Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govbrnoue 

Roger Braddtll 
Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thom" : Marshall John Meverell 

People dis- John Webster on the 4"" : and William Aked on the 7"" : Instant, were Dis- 

o'unroum!'^ charg'd the Gunroom at their request. 

Torn cloth There being a great quantity [of] torn cloth in the Merchants hands, Order'd 

to oe ta en ^^^^ .^^ ^^ taken in at the former prizes. 

Copper to be. The Paymaster is order'd to Buy five Candy of Copper and deliver it into the 

bought & Mint, for y°: Coining of Dooda's & Cash, there being great want of them iti 
Cash. Town. 



MintAcoot; The President read Ms Mint Acco'V for the month April last, particulars 

for mO : Yj^t . 

prgs :'uo3 : To Custom of Gold Coin'd in the Mint Pa : 747 : : 60 and pays into the R* : 

12 : 20 us ye : Hon^'" : Comp' : Cash Pag^ : 1103 : 12 : 20 as the Ballance, and Pag' : 211 on acco* : 
fmo^cusb^" ' Fanams Coin'd. Also pays 53^6 Dollars and Rup' : 347: 6 an-' : to the Ware- 
housekeeper. 
Pags : 1,800 M"" : Roger Braddyll Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon''''' : Comp' : Cash 

Cal'^coot : Eighteen hundred Pag' : on acco' : Goods sold. 

Goods sold. 

Pags : 1,000 Qrder'd that one thousand Pag' : be paid M"" : Matthew Empson Paymaster to 

to be paid -, n ^ r\ • o i i. j 

ye : I'aymr ; defray charges Garrison. , 

for defraying 
charges. 

Letter to Geuerall Letter to Vizagapatam of this Date, read & sign'd. 

Vizagap™ : 
read & sign'd. 

Ship Rubie g]iip Ruble being represented by the Agent (fee" : Councill to be very crank, 

eing oian ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ reasou scut hither being unfitt for their Service, It is therefore 

Agreed a Note be AfBxt at the Sea Gate, signifying that said Ship be Put up to 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 



35 



■ FORT ST. GEORGS, MAY 1700- 



[lO^H] 

Sale at Pablick Outcry on Wednesday next being the IS**" : Instant, and that the Ore.ei'd to be 
Sea Customer do Bid so far as Fifteen hundred Pugoda's. *'"^'' 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFRANOis Ellis. 

Ro : Beaddtll. 

Tho : Wright. 

M: EiirsoN. 

Thom** : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 7*^ : Instant, with H 
the severall papers as '^ List from No. 1 to 9. 

Ship Humphry & Charles, William Folks Master Saild for Vizagapatara & 13 
Bengali, by whom sent a Generall Letter to the Cheif &c'' : Councill of the former 
place dated the 10*'' Instant, incloseing Invoice and the Boatswains Receipt for 
a small Box of Factors Provisions. 

Generall Letter from the Dep : Gov'' : of Fort S*: David dated the 12*'' : Ins- 15 
tant, advise Ship Chamber frigat Cap* : Thomas South Comander, being arrived 
there that day from Europe, and that severall other Ships are design'd for the 
Coast, Bay & Surat. 

Ship Fame Cap* : William Brown Comander arrived from England, on whom 16 
was S' : Charles Byre Knight President for Bengali. 

S"" : Charles Eyre came on shore, with the Com"". 17 

Received Generall Letter from Vizagapatam dat: 'iS"" April last '^ Cossed jg 
accompanying Gen': Letter from Bengali dated 12"': March, with Journall 
Parcells and Acco' : Currant taken out of their Books RR relating to this Place. 

Ship Bone Scetterah Matt : Martin Coinander arrived from Surat and Goa. 20 

Ship Joan Baptista, Coja Chatoon Noqueda Saild for Metchlepatam and 21 
Bengali . 

S'' : Charles Eyre went on board about six a clock this evening, and in the 
night Ship Fame W"" : Brown Coinander saild for Bengali. 

Received Generall Letter from the President &c^ : at Surat dated 4*'' : April 
last, with two Papers of what Past in Discourse between S' : Nichola's Waite 
Consul, and President for the new Comp" : Affairs, and Mess''*: Somaster and 
Terne our Masters Servants. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenodr 

Feancis Ellis Rogee Braddtll 

Thomas Wright Matt : Empson 

Thom^ : Marshall John Meverell 

Generall Letters from Fort S' : David dated the 7"': & 12"' : Instant, from 
Bengali dated the 12"' : March last, from Vizagapatam dated the 28*'' : April last, 
and from the President &c*: at Surat dated the 4*'': April, all read. 

Order'd that Pag" : 554 : 26 : 20 be paid M^ : John Affleck, and Pag^ : 
Eighty nine to M' : Thomas Marshall, being for two Bills of Exchange drawn by 
the Dep : Govern'': &c' : Councill of Fort S* : David, 

The Sea-Customer reports that Ship Ruble being put up to Publick Outcry 
as '^ Consultat : the 10*'' : Instant, none advanc'd above Five hundred and five 
Pagoda's. It is therefore Order'd that she be retnrn'd to Bengali, from whence 
she was sent us. 

M'': Thomas Wright Sea Customer pays into the R* : Hon': Companys cash 
Fifteen hundred Pag*: on that account. 



Wednes- 
day 22 



Letters from 
Sundry 
places, read. 

Two bills 
drawn from 
Ft : St : 
Darid 

order'd to be 
paid. 

Ship Rubie 
not Sellin!,; 
for the Sum 
Limitted ia 
order'd for 
Bengali. 
Pag8 : 1,500 
paid into 
Cash Accot : 
Sea Oostom. 



36 



Becords of Fort St. Qeorge 



[22" 



Paymrs : 
Aocots : for 
mO : March 
read. 



The Trnatpes 
of Hamon 
GibboDS 
deed : 
deliver in 
a Petition, 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1700- 



M' : Matthew Empson read his Paymast'": Acco*^: for the month March last, 
particulars Viz* : 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... Pa: 

Diet ... 
Charges Generall 
Factors Provisions 
Charges Cattle ... 
Charges Extraordinary 
Fort S* : David ... 
Acco* : Presents 
Fortifications and Repairs... 



1045: 


7 


390: 


6 


289: 


31 


4: 


22 


121 


28 


4: 


18 


2 . 


5 


35: 


24 


40: 


8 



]934: 5 



Mess" : John Styleman and George Lewis Trustees of M'' : Hainon 
Gibbons deceas'd, delivering in a Petition (as entred, after this Consultation) with 
an Account, Order'd that M"": Ellis and M'': Braddyll do Examine the York Fort 
and Indrapore Books &c" : and report the same. 

Tno: Pitt. 

PFKANCis Ellis. 

Ro : Braddyll. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Maeshall. 

John Mkvkeell. 



The TrusttM 
of Hamon 
Gibbous 
deotl : their 
Petition. 



To 

The Hon"!''' : Thomas Pitt Esq» : 
Prksident & Gov" : op 

FoBT S^ : Geoege &o* : Councill. 
Hon'^i'E : S" : (fee : 

M' : Hamraon Gibbons Deceas'd did in his last "Will and Testament order us 
his Trustees to Petition Your Hon'': Ac": to adjust his account with the E': 
Hon*"^" : Company, and pay y" : Ballance into our hands. Wee find by the Acco* : 
taken from the Companys Generall Books both of Indrapore and this Place, that 
M"" : Gibbons has Credit for Pag^ : Eleven thousand Two hundred and Three, 
Thirty three fanams, and fifty one Cash which Books of Accounts were framed & 
adjusted by the Companys Covenant Servants, -who, wee presumOj were no ways 
Biased, but did Enter the Accounts faithfully, as they found them first Examin- 
ing them that they were as they ought to be. However if your Hon'' : &c* : do 
Know or suspect that there is any mistake or Error in any part of M'' : Gibbons 
Acco*: wee humbly request that your Hon'': &c'': would please to appoint some 
fitt Persons (that will take Pains to do it faithfully) to Examine and adjust his 
acco* : without favour or affection. Wee have noe reason to Beleive, that M'' : 
Gibbons did ever desire that wee should demand or receive more than what was 
really his due, and wee are so abundantly satisfied in your Hon'' : &c* : Justice, 
that wee are very well contented to leave it to your Hon': (fee" : to Determine 
whether all or part only of M' : Gibbons's Credit be due. And if your Hon'' : &c° : 
will please to pay us what you really find is due, wee shall as in duty bound Pray 
for your Hon"" : &c/ : being. 

Yo'' : Hon'''' : Ac"^ : most hum : IServ*^ : 



Fort S* : George 20* : May 1700. 



John Styleman. 
Geoege Lewis. 



25 



»ATURnAY 

25^" 



Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S* : David of yesterdays Date, iucloseing 
Journal] parcells and Meraoraudnms to be enter'd in their Gen' : Book's. 
The Governour & Councill sign'd the following Order Viz' : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 37 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1700- 



[•25"] 

Whereas the Sccarsity of ffanarns in the Bazar causes great clamour, It is Panama 
er'd that Two thousand Ounces of 
the Mint, and ffanams forth w*'' : coin'd. 



'Order'd that Two thousatid Ounces of the West-coast Dollar's be deliver'd into P'''^^^'!*^ 

be coin d * 



Thom" : Pttt. 
Francis Ellis. 

ROGEK BpADDTLL. 

Thom° : Wright. 
Matt: Empson. 
John Meverell. 

Yesterday Ship S*' : Peter & Paul Emanuel Gauss Sail'd for Macow. 

Ship Topey, Wolly Mahomado Noqueda arrived from PoUicherry. 26 

Ship Fortune James Lock Master arrived from Bengali. 

Ship Conjavaron Francisco Broah Master Saild for Tringombar. 



29 



The Governour & Coancill sign'd y" : following Order Viz' : Friday 31 

Whereas the Warehousekeeper and y" : Joint Stock Merchants differing very warehouse- 
much in their Accounts as to the amount ol: what is brought in of the last Invest- jofnt^gtook 
ment, And the Merchants also complaining of many hardships done them in the Werchts: 
Warehouse, It is therefore Order'd by the Governour and Councill that the fcoots°^the 
Warehousekeeper, together with Mess""^ : Ellis and Wright do summon all the latter also 
Joint-Stock Merchants and state their account with the R* : Hon"" : Company, ofhardsripf. 
and take notice apart of the Merchants objections, as also peruse the warehouse I'ersons are 
book, and see whether the Merchants have the same allowance between Number & ejamTne &*° 
K" ; according to the ancient and standing Rules of the warehouse, and that they report the 
View and Value the torn and turn'd out cloth and all remains whatever, and with ^'^"^' 
.all speed (the Comp^ : Service requireing it) make their report under their hands 
to the Governour and Councill. 

Thomas Pitt. 

Francis Ellis. 

Roger Beaddtll. 

Thomas Weight. 

M ATT : Empson. 

Thom^ : Maeshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated 29* : May last, with J™e &° 
the severall Papers as "^^ list to N° : 9. 

Ship Bone Scettery Matt : Martin Comander saild for Bengali. 6 

Att a Consultation Friday 

7th 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesident & Governour 
Feancis Ellis Rogee Braddtll 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 
Thomas Marshall John Mevkkell 

M" : Thomas Wright read his Sea Custome Account for the month April sea Custo- 



last, particulars Viz*: 

To Custom on Goods Imported & Exported this month ... Pag'' : 1,569 ; 16 : 

To Custom on Grain „ 507: 3: 

To Anchorage „ 67: 18: 


'" -^'" mers aooot: 
for the ^ 
2 mo ; April 
2 read & 


Pag»: 2,144: 1: 


: 4 


and pays into the R* : Hon'''^ : Comp^ : cash Three thousand Pagodas 
.account. 


0° that J:^;„^«<' 

Cash on that 
Aooot : 



38 



Records of Fort St. George 



[7th] 

Paymrs : 
A ccotx : f or 
April, read. 



FORT ST. GEOBGH, JUNE 1700- 

W : i\Iatthew Empson read his Paymasters Account for the month April 
last J '^tiouJars Viz' : 

Charges Garrison 

Diet 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Generall 

Fort S' : David 

Fleet Point 

Charges Extraordinary 

Fortififtations & Repairs 



nt for the 


mont 


Pag«: 1,031 


26 


299 


6 


18 


9 


356 


29 


1 


14 


858 


10 


■^ 


17 


31 


11 



: 2,600: 14 



Arrao far- 
mers pays 
100 Pug? : in 
full of that 
ffarm ending 
Novr : 1G91). 
For Customs 
at Coddalore 
Pags : 472! 
32 : 77 paid 
into Cash 
here. 

Men enter- 
tain'd. & Dis- 
oliarg'd the 
Gunroom. 

Land Cus- 
tomeru 
Acoots ■ for 
ye : mo : 
April read & 



Pags : 678 
paid into 
C^sh on that 
Aooot : aiRO 
1000 Pags : 
by the 
WarehouBe- 
keeper. 
The Comps : 
Cash for 
May nio : 
read. 

Pags : 1000 
Order'd the 
Pay ml' : 
Men Enter- 
tain'd in the 
Gunroom. 
Generall 
from Fort 
St : David 
read. 
No more 
Shirts to be 
made. 



M"' : Frances Monk &c* : late Arrac farmers pays into the R'' : Hon"' : Comp* r 
Cash One hundred Pag^ : and is in full of the Arrac farm ending the last 
November 1699. 

Order'd that Fort S* : David have Credit for Pag': 472: 32: 77 being 
so much paid into the R* : Hon'''' : Companys Cash here bj the President, for 
Custom due from Mocdum Nina at Cuddalore. 

Harmon Bruinuo was Entertain'd in the Gunroom the 24"' : May last, and 
Ciiarles Alleyn and Henry Green were on the 5"": Instant Discliarg'd therefrom 
at their requests. 

M'' : John Meverell read his land Custom Acco' : for the month April last^ 
f^ticulars Viz' : 

Choultry Custom ... Pag^ : 474: 19: 40 



Trivlecane Custom 
Kubie Brokers ... 
Cloth Brokers ... 
Town Rents 
Registringf Slaves 



— : 9: 40 
191 : 24 : — 

6 : 4 : 20 
10 : 30: 60 

1 : 20 : — 



Page: 685' 



and pays into the R.' : Hon*^'" : Comp* : Cash Six hundred Seventy eight Pagoda's 
on that acco' : and M' : Roger Braddyll warehousekeeper pays One thousand 
Pagodas on Account Goods sold. 



The President read his Acco* : of the R' : Hon'"''' : Companys Cash for the 
month May last, the Ballance being Pag^ : 15974 : 23. 

Order'd that Pag* : One thousand be paid M'' : Matthew Empson Paymaster 
to defray charges Garrison. 

Order'd that Thomas Crum and W" : James be Entertain'd in the Gunroom. 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 29'*' : May last, read. 

Order'd that no more Shirts be made then what cloth already deliver'd out 
for that purpose. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFBANOis Ellis. 
Ro : Braddyll. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



Diary and Gonsultatioii Book, 1700 39 

• FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1700 

The Governour and Councili sign'd the follow*^ : Order Viz': Saturday 

8 

It is order'd by the Gov": & Councili that the Warehousekeeper pennitts a bale or two 
Serapa &c* : Joint Stock Merchants to take out of the warehouse a Bale or two of ci^^th^tf 
of each sort & number of Cloth that they complain off as to the Sorting of it, be compared 
and let 'em carry it into the Consultation room, where the Govern'' : & Councili 
will meet and compare 'em with the Musters. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Francis Ellis. 

EoGER BraDDTLL. 

Thomas Weight. 
Matt : Bmpson. 
Thom': Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



with the 
Musters. 



Deliver'd a Pass to Ship Acheen Merchant burthen Seventy Tonn Samuel 8th 
Hart Coinander bound on a trading Vayage to Bengali & Mocha. 

Ship Gunnaputty arrived from Cocheen, Fran[cisco] Rebarah Master. 10 

Att a Consultation Monday 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 

Francis Ellis Eoger Braddyll 

Thomas Weight Matthkw Bmpson 

Thom^ : Marshall John Meverell 

Andrew Gate and John Child were Discharg'd the Gunroom and Steplien ^''°?j\\ 
Couch the Garrison all on the 8"^ : Instant at their requests. Ga^^faon. ** 

M"" : John Affleck in behalf of himself and severall Merchants of this Place, ^{''3'^^°° 
makeing this day a Proposition to the Govern' : & Councili of takeing off Silver otf siiver"at 
to the Amount of Fifty thousand Pagodas Certain, and not exceeding 70,000 i,'^! p°"g'.**' 
Pagoda's, Conditionally, that a Europe Ship arrive by the 20"' : Instant, and that accepted. ' 
he has then a Ship ready for China, or later to receive the Treasure if he requires 
it, and to pay the Company at the rate of Tenn Pag' : for 17|- weighty Dollars ; 
which Proposition is accepted. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho : Weight. 

M: FImpson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Mbverkll. 

The Governour & Councili sign'd the following Order Viz' : TuESDiY 

]lTH 

Whereas there lyes in the Companys Warehouse, about One thousand peices Tum'd out 
of turn'd out Long Cloth Ordinary, 'Tis propos'd byy'': Gov'': (there being a to°berec<J! 
Ship ready to go for Manilha) to take the said Long Cloth, and he will oblige I'ytheGovr: 
himself to redeliver to be sorted up to their present Musters for England, as thei!ke^"'°^ 
many peices into the Companys Warehouse on, or before the 10"' : of September quantity, 
next, the Joint Stock Merchants having agreed to itt, and is also agreed by us. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Francis Ellis. 
Thom'' : Wright. 
Matt: Emp.^on. 
Tho : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



40- 



Rfcords of Fort St. George 



15th 



Monday 
17 

Edwd : King 
late factor 
of the 

Compuiis^p. 
mitted to go 
to Metchle- 

givin^ Bond 
fori. is Debt 
to the 
Honb'P : 
Company. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1700 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the LO**" : Instant. 

Ship Acheen Merchant Samuel Hart Comand': sail'd for Bengali. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S': David of Yesterdays Date, with an 
order from hence to remain for anj Comander of any of the R' : Hon'"'' : (Jompanys 
Ships that shall arrive there. 

Deliver'd Passes to Ship Friendship burthen Sixty Tonn "William Morrice- 
Comander bound to Surat & Persia, and to Ship Saram burthen Eighty Tonn 
Thomas Plumb Comander bound to June Seilon, Quedda & Surat. 

The Governour and Councill sign'd the following Order Viz*: 

M"' : Edward King requesting our leave to go to Metchlepatam, having- 
Invitation to serve the new Company there, But be standing Indebted to the 
R* : Hon'''^ : Company upon their Generall Books Pag' : 73 : i'6 : 2, It is Agreed 
he have leave given him to proceed to Metchlep™ : his Bond being taken for said 
Debt, which is Order'd to be remitted home, that it may be Deducted out of hi& 
Salary payable in England. 

Thomas Pitt. 

Feancis Ellis. 

ROGEE BeaDDYLL.. 

Thom': Weight.. 
Matt : Empson.. 



Tuesday 
18 



PagB : 1,051 
paid into 
Canh for 
Monejs 
Levied to- 
wards build- 
ing the black 
to ■vn wall & 
works. 



Fort St : 
David bill 
Exchange 
order'd to be 
paid. 

Fine Mooiees 
to be delivd : 
for Paint- 
ings. 

The Necauts 
from Bengal 
tobe letnrn'd 
thilher 
again. 



Ship Rnbie 
10 be Dis- 
patch'd for 
Bengali wth ; 
Eedwood & 
Cables. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 
Feancis Ellis Roger Braddyll 

Thomas Weight Matthew Empson. 

Thom°: Marshall 

The President pays into the R' : H : Comp° : Cash the Sum of Ohe thousand' 
fifty one Pagoda's being money Levied by order of the Governour and Councill! 
on the Inhabitants of the black Town, for the Building of the Wall and what 
works shall be thought necessary for y®: Defence and ecurity of the same. 
Wherefore 'tis order'd, that the Accomptant Arm's [sic] an Acco* : thereof in 
the Companys Books, of what is or shall be paid in, under the head of, The 
Black Town Wall, & Works and that the Paymaster looks after the Building of the 
same, who is to follow the Directions from time to time of the Govern'' : and 
Councill and to them render a monthly Account thereof. And 'tis further Order'd 
that the Money already and what shall be collected be apply'd to that use and no' 
other whatsoever. 

Order'd that Pag' : Five hundred and fifty be paid the President, being for 
one Bill of Exchange drawn by the Dep : Gov'^ : Ac" : Councill of Fort S* : David 
dated the 15*'' : May last. 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper deliver out all the fine Moorees in the 
Godown for Paintings. 

The Necauts sent from Bengali for the Planting of Mulberry Trees and 
breeding of Silk worms at Fort S*: David being sent thither the 28"': August 
1699 and no Silks worms being come from Bengali and to ['^' vent] any further 
charge. It is therefore resolved they have liberty to return to Bengali, and that 
Batty be allow'd for their Journey according to Agreement made with them by 
the Agent & Councill. 

Order'd that Ship Rnbie be forthwith Dispatch'd for Bengali, and that the- 
Warehousekeeper Lade One hundred & twenty Candy of Redwood, and then the 
Storekeeper to Lade so many of the largest cables as she can take in. 



Biary and Consultation Book, 1700 41 

PORT ST. GEORGE, JUNK 1700 [18th] 

Order'd that the Storekeeper sell the Europe Cordage at 3 pag' : ^ hundred The store- 
And the Warehousekeeper to make try all at Outcry of the Perpetuanoes, hut not cordage°aT" 
to sell for less then five Pagoda's '^ peice. 3 pas" = fc. 

Trvall for 
Billing Per- 
pelnanneB at 
Outcry but 
not, under S 
pags : ^i p8 .. 

M' : Frances Bett Prov' : Storekeeper read his Acco*" : for the month April storekeepers 
last, and pays into the R' : Hon^'' : Companys cash Three hundred Pag' : for |''^?*^/;"" 

Stores Sold. read, and aOO 

Pags : paid 
into Cash tor 
stores gold. 

Generall Letter from Fort S' ; David dated the lO"": Instant, read, wherein Money d«- 
they desire money for carrying on tbeir Investment lately made for Thirty thou- sired at Foit 
sand Pagoda's. Order'd that Seven Thousand Pagodas be deliv'' : the Warehouse- foVth^lI"' 
keener out of Cash and he Lade the same with ten peires Broad Cloth Ordinary invoBtnurit. 

S . . . . , -. rx, • o ■, , ^. -.-,..-,..■,„•' Pags ; 70U0 



id a bale of Aurora on board Ship Saram, she being suddainly design'd for o^flr-d 



that place. 



for that 
purpose, with 
some Broad 

M'': Richard Hunt Tobacco Manager read his Aoco': of Tobacco sold for the The Tobacco 
month April lasb, and pays into the R' : Hon^"' : Companys Cash Three ^l^^^^.''^^^ 
hundred bixty one Pagodas on that account, April month 

read and 
Pags : 361 
paid into 
Cash on that 

Order'd that One thousand Pagoda's be paid M'' : Matthew P^mpson Pay- Pags:iooo 
master to Defray Charges Garrison. raJmr**:'for 

Garrison 
Charges. 

M'' : Bezaleel Morrice factor requesting leave to be Discharg'd the R' : Be«aieei 
Hon**'": Comp^ : Service being desii-eous to return for England, It is accordingly Morrioe 

_..r,,. r,i ... .-,. ^ ,,.. ^ •> Discharg d 



granted him and his paper enter'd next after this Consultation. ye : comps ; 

°-Tvice at 
I reqneat. 



Tho: Pitt. ^r'"'* 



Tho : "Wright. 
M: Empson. 
Thom" : Maeshall. 
John MEVKRELii. 
To the Hon""-" : Thomas Put, President &c^ : Councill. v 

Hon"": S--: &c" : 

Having a desire to quitt the R' . Hon'"''' : Companys Service to the intent The request 
of returning for England, ray humblo, and earnest request to your Hon' : Ac* : Morrfcelo 
ig, that you will be pleased (ray time according to Indenture being long since be oie- 
expired) now to grant me a Discharge. 1 am with all respect. "" comf^"^«- 

Hon'"" : S'' : &c'' : ^•"'«- 

Your Obed* : & hum'^'" ; Serv* : 
Bezaleel Morbice. 

Tn Persuance of an Order of Consultation Dated, the n^port of 
3J'*: May 1700, wee the Subscribers have met & ^atimraT't.. 
summon'd the Joint-Stock Merchants, whose Objections t'-ediser- 
to the Warehousekeepers Acco* : and his Answers thereto the'vvarer''" 
are as foUowetli Viz': honstkeeper 

A Joint Stock 
, Merchants 

about the 
sorting of 



42 Recordn of Fort St. George 



[18'H] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1700 



No: 3. Pags: Q. Whether the Merchants were satisfied with the prizes wee have put upon 

jfj'fl^Pa.T. the Ord" : Long Cloth as in the Margent. 

29 ■ 18 r - 

No :5. Pag» : 
28: 9:- 

A. They are not Satisfied without wee make it at N' : 2. 

The warehousekeeper dotli say that the Price of tlie hongcloth was made by 
the Gov'': and Councill tho the Consultation was omitted to be B]ntred, to the best 
of his remembrance it was Pag": 80: 9 and accordingly it was Invoiced, but 
M'' : Mead saith it vvas Pag': 30; 27 Probably some of the Councill may 
remember something of it 

Q. Concerning the Midling Longcloth whether they were contended with 
the difference of Pag' : 3 between each number. 

A They will not allow more then Pag' : 1 : 18 on the same 

The vvarehousekeeper and M'' : Mead doth afRrm, that when these Goods 
were sorted, they sent severall peices to the Governour, acquainting him what 
they cutt from No. 1 to 2 who returned answer, that they ought to have cutt 
more. 

As to the Salampores Ordinary they will allow 18 fanams from Number to 
Number and no more. 

Upon examination of Journall Brfi wee find some at Pag° : 1 : 18 Pag^ : 1 & 18 
fanams, tho wee are apprehensive there is a mistake in the Contract and that 
Pag*' : 14:18 is put upon the Second N° : which ought to have been Pag' : 15 : 18 
and the 2,^ : number Pag' : 14 : IS the first being Pag' : 16 : 18. 

The Ordinary Moores cutt Pag** : 1 : 18 between Sort and Sort they are not 
Satisfied with, but would have fan^ : 27 cutt ; when it is apparent that the Weavers 
allowed Pag^ : 2 between N° : 9 & N" : 8, and N° : 8 & N° : 7 without Grumbling. 

As to the Long Cloth fine they Object against Pag' : 5 abatement between N° : 
& N° : and are willing to allow but Pag" : -^ and whereas wee find the Ginghams 
of 40 coveds long valued at Pag^- 65f Gorge & Pag" : 5 cutt from the highest to 
the lowest N" .- gradually. 

The Salampores fine is cutt Pag' : 2 between N° : & N° : and they are against 
allowing more than Pag' : one. 

The warehousekeeper saith there hath been none of these sorts for many years 
and that the difference was cutt according to other Cloth of the same Mature, as 
fine Moores of Pag' : 36 was cutt Pag^ : 3 and those of Pag' : 20 f' Gorge Pag' : 
1 : 18 and these being at Pag' : 29 was cutt as above. 

The Merchants Object nothing against the fine Moorees, there being cutt but 
Pag' : 3 between each number, tho wee find by the Generall books they have 
been cutt Pag' : 4 : 18 of which the warehousekeeper doth declare his ignorance. 

Concerning the 40 Coved Gingham, Serapah doth alledge there is two sorts 
cleverly gone Viz' : ^io. 35 & 36>J)'ss to the first wee find none, and the latter but 
few in Journall RR the warehousekeeper doth say they were sorted according to 
muster, and beleives they are all gone home, wishing that Serapa had made his 
complaint before, that they might have been Examin'd. 

As to the 16 Coved Gingham, Serapa doth alledge the same as those of 40 
Coveds and the Warehousekeeper gives the same answer. 

The Succatoms he Objects the same as he doth for the Ginghams, and farther 
saith, that whereas they cutt Pag' : 5 between N° : & N° : they ought to cut but 
Pag' : 2 : 18. The Warehousekeeper saith there is 3 bales in the Warehouse, and 
desires they may be open'd and couipar'd with the Muster, there being no more 
C'ltt then there is in the other Good?) of the like value. 

To the 40 & 50 Coved Betteela's and Cliiuts they have no Objection. 

For the Oringall Betteela's they Object against the cutting Pag'' : 5 between 
N° & N" : and say they will allow no more then Pag' : 2 : 18. The Warehouse- 
keeper answers, they are cutt according to Cloth of the like Value. 

The valuation of the Long Cloth &c'' : wee refer untill it all comes from the 
Washerman's. 



I 



Diary and (]on,i>ultation Booh, 1700 



FORT ST. GEORGR, JUNE 1700 j-jgiH] 

As to Stating the Merchants Aco'*: wfte defer till the Gov': & Councill has 
perused aud determined the IVementioa'ci Articles Dated in Fort S* : George this 
5*'>: June 1700. 

Francis Ellis. 
Roger Braddyll. 
Thom' : Weight. 



Ship Friendship Willinm Morrice Coinander saild for Surat. 2^ 

Ship Tryall Ricliard Bush Master arrived from Persia, and Prince Charles 21 
\Lac.una in the original^ froni Tringoinbar. 

Received this day ^ Pattam^r the following Grenerall Letters Viz' : from the 
Agent &c" : at Bengali dated 27"' : March last, with copy of theirs dated 7 & 12"^'': 
ditto from Vizagapatam dated IV^: May last, with Acco' : Cash for months March 
and April last : also from M'' : Sam' : Woolston at Metchlepatam dated the '^'""' : 
Ins* : and copy of another (the Original not before received) dated the 4*'-' : April 
last. 

Ship Gunnaputty Francisco Rebarah Masf : sail'd for Benrall. 22 

Ship Enattaly Abdula Ryhim Noqueda sail'd for Bengali. 



Att a Consultation Bxt"^ : .Satordat 

22". 
Presen t 

Thomas Pitt President & Govebnocr 
Francis Ellis 

Matthew Empson 
Thom' : Marshall John Mevbrell 

The Councill being duly Summon'd. 

Copy Generall Letter from M' : Woolston at Metchlepatam dated the 14"' : ^J**^''* 
April (the Original not being received) and another dated 'f''"" : Instant : also from rrad'^*^ ' 
Vizagapatam dated the 17'*': May and from Bengali datel 27"': March last 
received y Pattainar, all read. 

The Paymaster is Order'd to provide Necessarys for the Hospitall according Necessarys 
to a List now produc'd. tobeprovi- 

•^ rr. T-. .led for ye I 

Tho : Pitt. Hospitaii 

Tho: Wei(!ht. 
M : Bmpson. 
Thom^: Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Deliver'd a Pass to Ship Loyall Captain burthen about Two hundred Tonn 25 
John Tyler CoiSand'': bound to Surat & Persia. 

Deliver'd a Pass to Sloop Rawratoon burthen Thirty tonn Codjii Syrang bound 2(5 
to Pegu. 

Yesterday Ship Sarani Thomas Plumb Com'' : sail'd for Fort S' : David, by 
■whom s<jnt a Generall Letter of the 2+"' : Instant, incloseing Invoice and Bill 
Lading of Treasure etc* : laden on her amounting to Pag*: 7248 : 8 : 3. 

Ship Loyall Captain John Tyler Coinander sail'd for Surat & Persia. '^^o -. July 

Ship Howland Cap' : William Powers Com"' : arrived from England. 2 



44 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE. JULY 1700 



TUESDAT 



Th9 Oomps : 
Pacquet 'f- 
Howlrind 
open'il & 
read. 



Treasure 
&ca: f How- 
land to bo 

The Silver to 
be deliver'd 
Mr :.Ji,o: 
Affleck &oa-: 
in persnance 
of a former 
Agreemeet. 

Men nis- 
charg'd the 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govbrnouh 
Francis Ellis 

Thomas Wright Matt: Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

The Councill being duly Sammond 

Ship Howland being this day arrived, the Pacquefc from the R' : Hon'' : 
Company was open'd and found to contain as "^ List enter'd next after this con- 
sultation: also their General! Letters dated the 30*'': December 1699, 20*'": 
January & 20^'' : & 25"' : January 3^ all read. 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper unlade the Treasure Ac" : Goods on Ship 
Howland witb all expedition. 



Order'd that the Silver be deliver'd M"": Affleck < 
Agreement in Consultation dated the 10*'' : June last. 



: Merchants according to 



Joseph Antonio on the 26' 
the Gunroom. 



June and Mathius Estrail this day areDischarg'd 



Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson 
Thom^: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

List op the Compants Pacqukt to the Fort by the Ship Rowland. 



1. Companys Generall to the Fort dated the "-O'*' : day of December 1699. 

2. Copy of the Companys Generall to the Fort dated 21'* : November 1699, 
sent by the King William. 

3. Copy of the Comp' : Generall to Fort S' : Davids, dated the 21^': 
November 1699, to be forwarded thither, sent under a flying seal for your peiusall 
& takeing copy of. 

4. Invoice of the Howland. 

5. Bill Lading of the said Ship. 

6. Charterparty of ditto. 

7. Copy of the Kings Comission for takeing Pirats. 

8. A-uditor Generalls Letter dat: the 19'":'day of Dec': 1699. 

9. S' : Helena Generall dated the ■lO'-^ : day of Dec'': 1699, to be forwarded 
thither by the first good conveyance. 

10. Copy of the Companys Generall to President Pitt dated 21^' : November 
1699. 

11. A List of Bills of Exchange drawn on y" : Presid' : & Councill. 

Ship Fortune James Lock saild for Bengali. 

Ship Noss Senhora Rosairo Anthony Norangy Master sail'd for Manilha. 

Ship Prince Charles Fredrick Bloom Comand'' : saild for China. 



Diani and Consultation Booh, 1700 45 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1700 — . 

Monday 8 
AiT A Consultation 

Present 
Thomas Pitt President & Govebnour 
Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thom*: Marshall 

The Councill being dulj Sumon'd 
Mks3*' : Ellis & Meveeell Indinpos'd 
Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M"": Matthew Empson Paymaster Pags: looo, 
to defray Charges Garrison. ^lymi-Vfor 

fiairiaon 
Charges. 

Whereas in the 11"^: Parag : of the R' : H : Comp^ Letter dated 21^': fi^;.''/?,^''^" 

November 1699, they severely censure M'' : Braddyll for the reasons therein men- yniCompa: 

tion'd, and leaveing it to us, either by a temporary or Totall Buspention to act "on o^r^^"' 

■what seems most expedient. It is therefore order'd that the Secretary shew him Diair.iBsion 

the clause & report his answer, he not attending last Consultation nor this day. p^ace.° "*" 

Whereas there are seven chests & iipwards of Ingott Silver, It is Order'd Silver to be 
that the Warehousekeeper deliver it into the Mint to be coin'd into Rupees with Kupe'lsr*'* 
all speed. 

Doud Cawn having wrote the Governour to buy him some Liquors, and DondCa^vu 
supposeing his Interest may be of advantage to the Company in these parts, It Liquo°rir 
is Ordered that six Dozen of french Brandy, six Cases of Spirits and two Chests sappiy is 
of Syrash be provided, and the Paymaster to pay for the same. "^ ^'' ''™' 

Order'd that the following Bills be paid when Demanded & Due, being drawn 
on us by the R* : Hon"" : Company as advis'd in their Letter dated the 30** : 
December 1699 Viz* : Compu 

One dated 14*"^ : Dec'' : 1699, payable to Henry Whistler Esq"- : or Order for ^'J.f '° ^' 
Eleven hundred P^g^ 

( )ne dat : 18"^ : Dec"" : 1699, payable to M'' : Jn° : Bull or Ordc^r for Eleven 
hundred eleven Pagodas & four fanams. 

One dat: li*" : Dec'': 1699, payable to M'' : Jn° : Bailor Order for Two 
hundred seventy five Pag": Twenty two fanams & Two Casli. 

One dat: 18"': Dec"'; 1699, payable to M' : Ozinond De Beau voir and in 
•case of Mortality to M' : Daniel Chardin & .Jn" : Mevereil or eithnr of them for 
Two thousand two hundred Sixcy Six Pagodas & Twenty four fanams. 

One dat: J9"': Dec'' : 1699, payable to M"' : Ozmond L'e Beauvoir for 
Twelve hundred fifty nine Pagodas and nine fanam's. 

One dat: 2P' : Dec'': 1699, payable to M'' : Ozmond De Beauvoir for 
Two hundred fifty one Pagoda's, Thirty fanams & four Cash. 

One dat: 19'" : Dec': 1699, payable to M-": Abrah : Houblon or Order for 
Two hundred-twenty two Pagoda's. 

One dat : 20"' : Dec"": 1699, payable to M'' : Edward Bulkley or Order for 
One hundred twenty five Pagoda's. 

< )ne dat : 29*'' : Dec"" : 1 699 payable to M' : Benjamin Bridger or in his absence 
toM"": Gulston Addison for Thirteen hundred twenty one Pagoda's and four 
fanams. 

One dat: 30'"' : Dec'': 16'.49 payable to Gulston Addison or order for Eight 
hundred and Eighty Pagoda's. 

Generall Letters to Bengali and Vizagajtat"" : of this date read and approved. Letters sent, 

It is resolved that Ship Rubie in her way to Bengali be Ordered to call a ^'''P f"'''^ 
Vizagapatam, and that Ten thousand Pagoda's be sent by her for that Place, to Viza^gapm : 
put them in a forwardness with their Investment against the Rowlands arrival. f^r delivery 



SMverall bills 
of Excbange 
from the 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1700- 



Edw'l: Baiv- 
don late 
Essaymr : 
to deliver np 
the Mint 
Dteinillfl to 
persons 
appointed by 
the Cotnpii : 
Essay- 
masters. 



Orderd tliat M': Edward Rawdon who was Bntertain'd Easaymaster in the- 
room of M': Stone be Discharg'd, and that he do deliver all the Mint Utensills 
in his possession, to Mess" : John and ffrancis Coot, appointed by the R* : Hon" :: 
Company for that Employ. 

Tho: Pitt. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thorn' : Marshall^ 

John Meverbll. 



TUEPDAY 

9th 



Bea Custom 
Accots ; for 
May mo : 
read * 



Pays 2100 
Pags : into 
Cash on that 
Accot : 
Mint Accot : 
for May nio ; 
read & 
Pags 26d : 
16 pd : 
into Cash 
oil that 
accot : also 
Pags : 103 
on Accot : 
of the black 
town Wall. 
The Tobacco 
farmers pays 
into Cash 350 
pagB : on that 
accot : 
PaymastcTs 
nocot : for 
Alay mo : 
read 



Att a Consultation 

Present 
Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 
Thomas Wright Matt : Empson 

Thom'* : Marshall 

The Councili being duly Sumond 
Mkss"^: Ellis & Meveeell Indispos'd 

W: Thomas Wright Sea Customer read his Acco*' : for the month May, parti- 
culars Viz* : 

To Custom on Goods Imported & Exported 

this month Pa: 4119: 9: 5 

To Castom on Grain „ 374: 5: 1 

To Anchorage ... ... ... ... „ 54: — : — 



Pag' : 4,547 : 15 : 



and pays into the R' : Hon'''® : Comp* : cash Two thousand Pagoda's on that 
Account. 

The President read his Mint Acco': for the month May last, particulars Yiz' :. 

To Custom on Gold coin'd iny*": Mint Pa: 266: 16: [0] which being the 
Ballance of that month, is now paid into the R* : Hon''^*' : Companya Cash, and the 
President likewise pays One hundred and three Pagoda's on Acco*: of the Black 
Town Wall. 



Vencatee Kisna &c' : late Tobacco farmers pays into the R' : Hon' : Comp' t 
cash Three hundred & fifty Pagoda's on that Account. 



M'' : Matthew Empson reac 
ticulars Viz' : 

Charges GarriBon 

Diet 

Charges Generall 

Cattle 

Factors Provisions 
Charges Extraordinary 

West" Coast 

Fortifications & Repairs 



his Paym" : Accounts for the month May last, '^» 



Pa 



1017: 


22 


295: 


_ 


306: 


: 22 


14: 


26 


124: 


35 


7 : 


10 


110: 


— 


47: 


25 


1923 ■ 


: 32 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1700- 



ro^H] 



In persuance of yesterdays Consultation, the Secretary accordingly attended 
on M'': Braddyll, who reports, that after perusall of the Entry in Consultation, 
return' d for answer, he had nothing to do with it, and was suddainly design' d 
for England. Upon which. It is resolved in persuance of the 11^'' : Parag : of the 
Companys General Letter dated the 21^': Nov'' : 1699 that M'': Roger Braddyll 
be Dismised their Service, adjusting all acco*' : of v'' : v/arehouse and deliver 
•over the charge to M': Thomas Wright, who at the end of this month is to deliver 
"the charge of the Sea Custom house to M"" : Matthew Empson, and that then 
M' : Empson deliver the Paymasters Employ to M"' : Thomas Marshall. 

The Warehousekeeper is Ordered to Lade on board Ship Hovvland Twenty 
four Ton of Kedwood and Sixty four Ton of Salt-petre, the proportion mention'd 
in said ships Charterparfcy. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho: Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Maeshall. 

John Mevebell. 



Warehouse- 
keeper, Sea — 



Paym.ister 
appointed 



land's Ohar- 
terparty of 
Eedwood and 
Saltpetre to 
he Laden. 



The two proceeding Consultations were sent to Mess" : Ellis and Meverell ^^ 
for perusall, indisposition hindring their attendance, which were also approv'd 
by them. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govbenoub 

Thoiias Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom^ ; Marshall 

John Meveeecl 

M" : Ellis Indispos'd 



Thues 
11 



M' : John Meverell read 
particulars Viz* : 

Choultry Custom 
Trivlecane Custom 
Rubie Brokers 
Cloth Brokers 
firass Cutters 
Town Rents 
Registring Slaves 



his Land Custom Acco* 



Pa: 



for the month May 



590 


11 


65 


— . 


3 


40 


100; 


35 


15 


13: 


13 


40 


12: 


— 


_ 


8: 


14 


48 


— 


24 


— 



Land Custom 
Accts ; for 
May mo : 



PaEr« : 725 : 30 : 48 



Companys Cash Seven hundred & Eighteen Pags.. 718 

° paid into 

Cash on 
acoot ; Land 
Customs. 
Comps : 

Cnslifor-Iuno 
M" : a-,d the 
Secretary's 
A coot : Fees 
botli read. 
Letter to 
F.irtSt: 
Da-viii read. 

The Warehousekeeper is Order'd to buy up Two hundred Candy Red- wood at a store of 
the cheapest rate he can, for a Store. to'^tr""'' '° 

bought. 



^nd pays into the R': Hon*" 
Pagoda's on that account. 



The President read his Acco*' : of the R' : Hon''^'^ ; Comp' : Cash for the month 
June last, the Ballance being Pag" : 13383: 25: 5 and Charles Bugden Secretary 
read his Acco* : Fees for Passes for ditto month amo' : to Seventeen Pagodas, 
and pays into the R* : Hon*''* : Companys Cash Pag" : 12 : 24 their part. 

Generall Letter to Fort S' : David of yesterdays date, read and sign'd. 



48 



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[11th 5 



PiWst 5500D 
paid iiittt 
OaBh for 
Silver Ao» : 
«old. 

Money lo be 
delivei-il : tin; 
Wiireliouse- 
keeper for 
Metchlepni ; 
Tbe Settle- 
mout of 
Metclilepi" : 
A Mada- 
pollam dis- 
ooms'd on. 



-FORT ST. GUORGE, JULY i:00 



M" : Roger Braddyll late warehousekeeper (by his Conicoplej) pays into tHe 
R* : H: Comp' : cash Fifty five thousaQd Pagoda's on Acco' : Silver and 
Goods sold. 

Order'd that the President deliver the Warehousekeeper Twentyfive thousand 
Pag** : to be in readiness for Metclilepatam. 

Discours'd on the Companys Affairs to be Settled at Metchlepatam & 
MaddapoUani and the further resolution defer'd till tomorrow. 

Tho: Pitt. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Maeshall.. 
John Mevbkell. 



Last night M': James Eustace factor deceas'd having lain 10 or 12 daies 
with a violent feavor and bloody flux, and this evening was interred. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S' : David of Yesterdays date, incloseing, 
other papers as ^ List. 

Ship Ruble Zachariah Stilgo Master SaiPd for Vizagapatam and Bengali, by 
which sent Generall Letter dated 8"" : Instant to the Cheif &c* : of the former 
place, with Invoice and Bill Lading for Ten thousand Pagoda's, and Generall Letter 
of ditto date to the Pi'esident &c* : Oouncill of Bengali, incloseing Invoice and Bill 
Lading for Sundrys Amo* ; to Pag' : IBSl : 17 : [3] with other papers as "^ List. 



Feidat 12 



Ml': John 
Foquett. 
chosen of 
(Oouncill of 
this plaoe. 

The ^I'ttle- 
ment of the 
. o'ern : 
faotoiys 
agreed on. 



ATT A Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Pkesident & Governour 
Thomas Whight 
Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Mkvekell John Foqtjett 

M' : Ellis indisfos'd 

There being a Vacancy by M"" : Braddylls late Dismision, and the R* : Hon'''^ r 
Comp" : having in the 8th Parag : of their Letter dated 20"': Dec' : J 699 recom- 
mended M'' : John Foquet. Wherefore 'tis resolved he be Sixth and last of 
Oouncill of this place, so being sent for, hee took his place accordingly. 

Whereas it has been often debated in this Oouncill (as by the foi-egoing Con- 
sultations appears) the Settlement of the R* : Hon'' : Comp'' : ffactorys at 
Metchlepatam and MadapoUani, they having in severall of their General Letters to- 
this plaoe, possitively order'd us to send'em what Goods procureable and those 
parts afford, which having hitherto endeavour'd, by sending Mess''^: Lovell and 
Wooiston, who acted by Comission and made Investments to a considerable 
amo'^ : In the management of which, wee have not only reason to suspect their- 
Integrity, but are likewise jealous, that they have betrayed the Interest and 
honour of our Masters, in truckling and submitting to the Insults of S'' : William 
Norris and M' : John Pitt the new Companys Ambassador and Consull, they 
pretending, that wee are not to correspond with the Government to preserve our 
Masters Privileges, which hath been purchased by them at vast Expeuce, and 
which wee esteem the most valuable part of their Estate. 



Diary and Consultatinu Bool- 1700 49 

FO^T ST. GEORGE, JULY 1700 []2*h] 

Tlie Ambassador has not only presura'd to command M' : Lovell by papers 
under his hand, to Desist from makeing applycation to the Government for the 
presei'veing our Privileges, but threatned him with Irons, if he should attempt the 
same as f" his Aifidavit of this Date. 

Wl ereforefor the foregoing reasons, and in persuanoe to our Masters Orders 
to make them Investments in those parts, we resolved to settle a Clieif and 
Councill in each place, and make our ffactorys as formidable as possible in order to 
preserve our Masters Intrest and to protect the persons of their servants from 
any injustices that shall be attempted to be done to them by the new Coinpanys 
servants resideing in those parts, and the persons Elected by us for the manage- 
ment of this Affair are Viz' : 

For Metclilepatam — 
M" : John Foquett Cheif. 
M": Joseph Hitxke Second. 
M" : Thom" : Faucett 3" : & Doctor. 
M^ : John Rowland 4^^: & last of Counoill. 

For MadapoUam — 
M'': Stephen Fbewen Cheif & Second of Metchlepatam. 
M""-: Edmund Bugdrn Second. 
M^ : Jeremiah Harrison Third. 

M'': Jeremiah Harrison being an ingenious and industrous man, wee have Jeremiah 
entertain'd him a ffactor in the R' : Hon^'*' : Comp' : Service for five years, he enterta^'d 
signing the usual Bonds, and have order'd him to write to his friends in England a Factor. 
to give the usual security, provided the Company approves of him. 

Tis Order'd that the foregoing persons provide themselves for their takeing The persom 
their Passage on Ship Holland, who is to be Diapatch'd with all speed ; and that o7thf '^^"* ' 
the Warehousekeeper and Paymaster provides the Presents &c^ : Necessarys as Northern 
agreed on by List «nter'd next after this Consultation. get ready for 

Embai-qaeinp 
themselve». 

And considering the new Company hath a great many people in those parts, 
who there as well as in all other places, have stuck at nothing whereby they 
could prejudice our Masters, either in their Estate or their reputation, wee think 
it necessary and resolve the same, to send Twenty four Soldiers, with a Lieutenant, 
Serjant and Corporall to be at the Command of tiie Choif and Councill of Metchle- 
patam. 

And whereas Kittee Narrain, who has been an ancient servant of the Com- Rittee Nar- 
panja not only in this place, but likewise in Metchlepatam and those parts, and '™° *° pV^ 
have been always ready to go upon any Expedition in the Comp" : Service, and at Nonhard 
this time wee being assured his going to Metchlepatam will very much facilitate ap'^^inted 
the many DifBcultys wee may meet with there, wee now sent for him, who readily witd those 
accepted of the Service, giveing us all possible assureances of his Integrity and f^r'^* ^^ 
Diligence, for which as a mark of the R' : Hon''''' : Companys favour, wee have at Ee.Tice8toy»: 
his request Granted him a Cowle for Exempting him from paying the Pedde ?°'°g'^g|j, ^g^ 
Naigue and Pagoda Duty, dureing the Life of himself and his son Timapah (as"^ payipg the 
the form enter'd after this Consultation) and order that the Paymastf^r pay him One ^i^^^^^^^ty 
hundred Pagodas for defraying his Charges, whereof he is to give an Acco' : at his as by L 

Tho : Weight. 
M: Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John M eve bell 



50 



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Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1700 



Presents and Necessarys for metchlep" -. and Maddapollam Viz'' 

Gold Cliains to the Value of Four hundred Pagoda's. 
Corrall beads Large, Two hundred Pagoda's. 

Sword blades 20 

Kosevtater ... 4 Chests 

Looking Glasses several] sizes ... ... ... ... 80 

Ditto small 40 

Knives 100 

Spirits 10 Cases 

Hnbble-bubbles flintware ... ... ... ... 30 

Basons & Ewers ... ... ... ... ... 20 

Rosewater bottles 30 Ps 

Rarities of flint ware ... ... ... ... ... 20 lb' 

Perpetuanoes red, fine and course ... .. ... 20 P' 

Crimson fine .., ... ... ... ... ... 4 

China Silk 6' 

Spectacles .. ... 2 Doz. 

Hour Glasses ... ... . ... ... ... 4 

Standards and fllag — staffs with rigging ... .. 2 



Necessary's and Provisions. 



Plate for the ffactory. 




Beetle box ... 


1 


Rosewater bottles 


2 


Pigdans 


2 


Plates 


6 


Spoons 


6 


talankeen and furniture 




Wax 


.. ... 10 M*: 


Clarret 


1 Cheat 


Canary 


1 d": 


Syrash 


4 do: 


Arrao 


1 hh<«: 


Sugar 


Shales 


English beer 


2 hhd« : 


Cheeses ... 


2 


Persia fruit of each sort 


iMd: 


Table Necessarys 




Factors Provisions 




The Comp«: Seal for Maddapollam 




For Metchlepatam Viz«: 




Paper large book 


4 Quire 


Second Sort 


4 


Third d°: 


6 


Small d": 


[I] 


Quills 


200 


Sealing wax 


12 sticks 


The like quantity of Factors Provisions 


for Maddapollam. 



A COWLE GIVEN BY ThOMAS PlTT EsQ«: GoVERNOUB OF FoET S^ : GeOEGE &0* : 
CODNCILL FOR AFFAIRS OF TIJE R'^ : HoN*''^ : EasT InDIA CoiU'ANY TO KiTTIl 

Naerain. 

Wee takeing into our Considerations the many good Services formerly done 
by Kittee Narrain for the W : Hon^'"^ : Company, and his readiness at our desire to 
proceed at this time to Metclilepatam and Maddapollam to give his assistance in 
seitleing their affairs thei-e, for which he desi'-es no other gratification then to 
b» excused from paying any other Duty more than the five ^ Cent custom aa the 



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■ FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1700- [12th] 



Armenians and Portuguez are. Wee therefore for the reasons before mention'd, do 
exempt the said Kittee Narrain and his son Timapah dureing their two Lives, 
from paying otherwise than before mention'd, and Order that no more custom be 
collected of them, than five Cent. Given under our hands and the seal of the 
K* : H ; Comp» : this 12*'' : day of July An°: Dom : 1700. 

Thomas Pitt. 

Fbancis Ellis. 

TnoM': Weight. 

Matt : Empson. 

Th" : Marshall. 

Jn° : Mevebell. 

John Foquktt. 



Att a Consultation TeTH^^**^^ 

Present 
Thomas Pitt President & Govebnour 

M" : Thomas Wright 
Matthew Emi^son Thomas : Marshall 

John Mevebkll 

Mess"' : Ellis and Foquett indispoa'd 

M' : Roger Braddyll late warehousekeeper (by his conicopley) pays into the Pog»: i40oo 
Hon*"'* : Comp^ : Cash Fourteen thousand Pagodas on account Silver sold, and ^*b'Jj'"o° 
Thomas Wright pays One thousand Pagodas on Acco* : Sea — Custom's. Goods sold, 

^ ^ -^ *= Oat of ye: 

WarehouBe 
4 Pag«: 1000 
on Acot : Saa 



Order'd that one thousand Pagoda's be paid M"" : Matthew Erapson Paymaster Pag': looo 
to defray Charges Garrison. pfTJanter*^* 

Ttto • Pttt for defraying 

X UO . rill. GBrriaon 

T HO: Wright. charge« 

M : Bmpson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Mevebell. 

The President received a Letter from the Dep : Governour of Fort S' : David, 1^ 
adviseiug the arrival of Ship (-olchester there froTi England on the M"": Instant, 
and that the old Company were incorporated upon their subscription of £315000 
■with the new Company, and that by Act of Parliament. 

Sloop Quintus John Bantam Master saild for Tringombar. 18 

Ship Anna Cap': William Bridges Comander arrived from England, and the 
Gov' : & Councill being present at the opening the Pacquet, the same was read and 
found to contain as ^ List Viz* : 



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FORT 8T. GEORGE, JULY 1700 

List of the Comp^ : Pacquet to Fort S^ : George by the Anna. 

N°: 

1. Comp' : Gen^ : to the Fort dated the 6"* : March 1699. 

2. Copy of the Comp' : Generall to d" : Dated 20'" : Dec^ : 1699. 

3. Copy of the Comp' : Gen^ : to d" : dat : 5'" : Jan'-y : 1699. 

4. Copy of the Secretarys Letter to d°: dat : 20'" : & 25*": d° : January 1699. 

5. List of Utensills for the Coinage at Fort S' : George. 

6. Auditor Generalls Letter to Fort S' : George dated 19*": December 1699^ 

7. Copy of the Comp" : Gen': to Fort S' : Davids dated 2P' : November 99 
to be forwarded thither. 

8. Copy of the Bill for continuing the Company a Corporation. 

9. Copy of the Bill for the more Effeetuall Employment of the Poor, being a- 
Bill for prohibiting the wear of wrought Silks Bengalis & stuffs mixed, with Herba^ 
or Silk of the Manufacture of Persia China or East India & all Calicoes painted,., 
dyed, printed or stained there. 

Ship Colchester Cap* : Benjamin Rous Com"" : arrived from England, and 
having touch'd at Fort S*^ : David brought Generall Letter from the Dep : Gover- 
nour &c* : Councill dated 17*": Instant, with Invoice & Bill Lading for Twenty- 
five bales Calicoes amount to Pag' : 1550 : 7 : i^. 



Satuedat 

do: 



Pag :6387: 
13 : 60 paid 
intoCa«h for 
Silver Sold. 

Comanderof 
Bhip Anna 
deliTera a 
paper com- 
plaining of 
Soldiers 
being 



The Presses 
foi- coinage 
to be brought 
ashore. 
Ship Anna to 
stay in the 
road no 
longer than 
for ye : 
ref reshmt : 
of her men. 
Pacquet 
from England 
p Colchester 
open'd . 



Cnlicofs 25 
bales |J 
H,i; Ship ft OB 
lo.t S': 
D«Tid to b* 
nnladea. 



Att a Consultation Jlrtraord" : 

Present 
Thomas Pitt Peesident and Govebnoue 
Thomas Weight 
Thom^ : Marshall 
John Mevekkll 

Mess^' : Ellis, Bmpson & Foquett Sick 

W : Roger Braddyll late warehousekeep'' : (by his Conicopley) pays into the 
R' : Hon'' : Comp" : cash Six thousand three hundred eighty seven Pagoda's 13 fan' :. 
60 ca : Acco* : Silver Sold. 

Cap : William Bridges Comander of Ship Anna presenting a Paper (as enter'd 
after this consultation) to the Govern' : and Councill setting forth some disturbances 
he had on board with some of the souldiers and sailors, which tending to Mutiny; 
and being advised that the Comp^ : souldiers are very full of the scurvey and 
sickley, It is resolved that the Paymaster send for the souldiers ashore in order 
to Examine into the matter of this complaint and to refresh those that are sick. 

Order'd that one of the Bssaymasters go on board the Anna with the copy 
of the Invoice of the Presses for Coinage, in order to bring them ashore. 

Resolved that Cap* : Bridges be advis'd the Companys Orders for his staying 
no longer in the road then the delivery of the Presses, and for takeing in of water 
and refreshing of his men, being much down with the scurvey. 

Tiie Companys Pacquet ^ Ship Colchester being open'd was road and found 
to contain Viz* : 

Comp= : Gen' : to Fort S* : George dat : 23" : Feb'' : f ^. 
Copy Ditto dated 6*": January -ff^. 

Copy of the Bill for continuing the Corap* : a Corporation. 
Said Ship touching at Fort S* : David brought Generall Letter from the Dep t 
Govern' : (fcc" : Councill dated the 17*" : Instant which was read, and adviseing 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 53 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1100 [20th] 

their having put on board Twenty five bales calicoes &c* : for this place. The 
Warehousekeeper is order'd to unlade the same. 

Tflo: Pitt. 

Tho: Wkight. 

M : Bmpson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 
. John Mevekell. 

Hon-^ : S^ &C'* : Couucill. 

In, or about the 1 o"' : of July 1700 one ot my Sea-raefl Ridhard Cook coinitting The Coman- 
a Misdeameanour, by Knocking down one Lovelace Gi'een Midsp : had rais'd a bump Anns paper 
on his forehead as big as an Egg and in some other parts of his Body : upon which of complaint 
I order'd the said Richard Cook to be seiz'd to the Gangway ; One Lewis a souldier tu^tiuy he is 
who then standing by this Cook and seeing his hand seiz'd, swore God dam him opprehensive. 
he wo'^ : cut him loose and Imediately before my face did so, tho : I desired him not 
to concern himself in any such cases, with this, I order'd him to be seiz'd on the 
other side, in which, time of standing there till the Irons and hand Cuffs were 
ready, he abus'd me very grosely, cal'd me villnin and dam him desired but one 
minute time and he wo** : do my business. These abuses were heard before the 
face of my Officers and Sea-men. After having secur'd them both, I order'd one of 
my Sea-men whose name is Nath': Bearer to take hold of them, to help 
them down on the Deck and he refns'd my coinand and would not touch them, 
on which I order'd him to be seiz'd to the Gangw^ay, intending to have him drub'd, 
bit he not being very well, I remitted doing of, but in the time of his standing, it 
was heard spoke by one Gardner a Seaman, should say that if I had him drub'd, I 
should Drub all of them : this being heard by M'': John Robinson, I had an account 
given me by my Boats : and Carpenter, that some of my Seamen when night came 
on, sett the Prisoners at liberty, and that I must have a care of further mischeif, 
for there was Souldiers and Seamen concern'd to sett them loose, upon which I was 
forced to secure my Gunroom and Steeridge. 1 took off their hand cuffs that very 
evening, and that very night broke their Irons from their Legga and hove them 
overboard : about midnight my Cheif mate told me of it, so I secured them again. 
My humble request to your hon"' : fur the safety of the Hon''"'^ : Companys Treasure, 
as also for the safety of the ship in severall accidents that this Lewis the souldier 
may not remain any longer on board, for who knows but in my going down to the 
Bay, but I may meet a Pirat, and such a fellow as this which sticks at nothing ^ 

but ready for all mischeif when the first oppertunity will permit is of ill conse- 
quence. 1 am 

Yo' : Hon"^' : most hum'^'^ : Serv* : 
to Comand 
W™ : Bridges. 
Anna Madrass Road 
July the 18*": 1700. 

Att a Consultation Monday 

Fresent 

Thomas Pitt Puesident and Governoue 
Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Thom^ Marshall 

John Meverell 

Mess"^ : Ellis and Foquett indisposed 

The Coinander of Ship Howland wanting Fifty five Tonn Saltpetre more then Tonil'denon 
Charterparty proportion as \^ his request (Enter'd next after this Consultation) Ship How- 
It is order'd that the same be Laden on board. tranXarter- 

party. 
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[22NU] 

Pag» : 500 
paid into 
Oash by tin 
Arrao 
farmers. 
Wm; Lewie 
the Soldier 
who caua'd 
the distur- 
bance oil 
board the 
Anna, 
exaoiin'd, 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1700- 



for 55 Ton 
Saltpetre 
more than 
Charter- 
party. 



Peter de Pomera Ac" : Arrac farmers pays into the R' : Hon''''' : Comp' : casli 
Five tundred Pagoda's on that Account for two months ending the l^"' : May 
last. 

William Lewis was this day brought before us, being the Souldier Cap* : 
Bridges complain'd of, who being Examin'd as also severall persons belonging 
to the Ship it appear'd, that hee behav'd himself very Mutinous and turbulent 
on board, as also that he gave very insolent Language to the Captain, for which 
wee have sent him to Prison, intending to make an Example of him for the 
same, to deter others from doing the like. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thoms : Marshall. 
To the Hon'*''^ : Thomas Pitt, Esq^ : John Meverell. 

President &c* : Codncill 
S": 

Having taken in my proportion of Saltpetre allow'd by Charterparty, and 
finding my Ship want Fifty five Tonn more to make her sail-worthy, I desire 
that quantity may be spared upon the term's according to Charterparty. 

S": 
Yo'' : Most humb : Serv"^ : 
Fort S'^ : Gkoege 22": July 1700. W' : Pkowek. 



Thuesday 
25,, 



Paper to be 
bought by 
the Pay- 



Two PiratB 
from Fort 
St : David 
to he kept in 
the Marshalls 
custody. 



Att a Consultation 



Present 
Thomas Pitt President & 



GrOVERNODR 

Thomas Wright 
Thom^ : Marshall 
John Foquett 
indis'pos'd 



John Meverell 

Mess"" : Ellis & Empson 
There being want of Factors Provisions for the use of this and the Supply of 
the Subordinate ffactorys, The Paymaster is Order'd to pay for Thirty Seven 
Rheam paper of Sev^ : Sizes amount to Ninety Pagoda's. 

The Dep : Govern'' : and Councill of Fort S' : David having by Ship Col- 
chester, sent two men said to be Pirats, Order'd that they be bro' : ashore and 
put in the Marshalls custody. 

Tho: Pitt. 
Tho: Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom« : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 
Sloop Chintadry Mussa Nina Noqueda saild for Arraccan. 



Satorday 
27 



Pag:< : /2 : 
11 paid 
into Cash 
on .Tcen' ; 
Conrt fees. 



Att a Consultation Extraordy -. 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveknour 

Thomas Weight 
Thom« : Marshall 
John Meverell 

The Councill being duly suramond 
Mess"' : Ellis & Empson sick 
M'' : Henry Dobjns Register produces an Aco* : Fees of the Court of 
Admiralty comenceing the S**" : August 1699 to this day, Amount to Pag^• 72: 11 
which he now pays into the R' : Hon'''*" : Comp' : cash. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 hb 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 17U)- 



[27th J 



order'd to 
:)e paid. 



Instructions to M"" : John Foquett Cheif of Metchlepatam, M'' : Stephen instmctions 
Frewen Cheif of Maddapollam and the Councills to both places, proceeding f- Ship ft"- the 
Holland. Gen' : Letter to M'' : Samuel Woolston, to the Cheif &c* : Council! at "ATe^*^'"^" 
Vizagapatam, and the Presid*' : Letters to the Govcrnours of Metchlepatam & ^"""p' ■ 
Maddapollam all of tliis date, read and approv'd. . Norther 

factory 8 
&cii : papers 
read. 

Order'd that Pag" : One hundred be paid the President, being for one Bill of B'H of 

Exchange drawn by the Dep : Got"^ : &c' : Councill at Fort S' : David dated the fyom^^ott 

Q*'' : Instant. ' st : David, 

Tho : Pitt. 

ThO : WlilGHT. 

M : Bmpson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John M ever ell. 
Att a Consultation Monday 

Present ^^'" 

Thomas Pitt President & Govkrnour 

Thomas Wright 
Thom» : Marshall 
John Meverell John Foquett 

M" : Ellis and M^ : Empson sick 
M' : John Foquett produces his Acoo*^ : of the Quitt Rents & Scavengers Duty Quit Rent & 
to this day, and pays into the R* : Hon^''': Companys cash Six hundred Eighty ^"'^^t^^to^ 
three Pagodas & 23 fanams on Acco* : Quit Rents; and delivers the Account and this day 
pays the Ballance of the Scavengers Duty to M'' : Francis Bett being Pag" : 186 : ^^^n^.^ess , 

35 : 0. 23 prt : into 

Cash on 
Acco* : Quit 
Rents. 
Both accots ; 
deliver'd 
over to Mf i 
liett. 

General Letter to Bengali of yesterdays date, Dispatches to Ships Anna and Letter to 
Colchester bound for Bengali, and Rowland for Metchlepatam all read, approv'd Dispatches 
& signed. t" ships 

° Anna & 

Colchester 
all sign'd. 

Order'd that Pag^ : 683 : 23 be paid M' : Matt : Empson Paymaster to defray Pags :688: 
Chare:es Garrison. ^s order'd 

"^ ™ -r, 'lie Paymr i 

Tho: Pitt. for Garrison 

Tho : Wright. expences. 

M : Empson. 
TflOM^ : Marshall 
John Mevebell. 

Ship King William Cap': John Braddyll arriv'd from England, and touching ;jOth 
at the Mauritius, found there Ship Scepter Cap' : Phenny, who by his Letter to 
the President, advises that they arrived there the 10''' : June last, having been 
3 m": 5 d" : JDispatch'd from Bencoolen, that they were within 200 Leagues of 
the Cape of Goodhope, but proving Leakey and meeting with very violent storms, 
they bore away for the Mauritius. 

This evening the Comanders of the Howland, Anna & Colchester Embarqu'd 
on board their respective Ships, as also Mess": Foquett, Frewen, Hiller, Faucet, 
Bugden and Harrison, who all took their Passage on the Howland for Metchle- 
patam, being sent thither Cheifs and of Councill to that and Maddapollam ifactorys, 
as by the Instruction &c* : Papers deliver'd M' : Foquett. 



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'J'UESTiAY 
[30^"] 



The Pacqiiet 
?■ King 
William from 
Englanrl 
open'd. 



&oa : 't> K 
VVm : to be 
unladen. 



fORT ST. GEOKGi:, JULY 1700— 

Att a Consultation 

[■'rcsen « 

Thomas Pitt Persident & Govebnoue 

Thomas Weight 
Thom^ : Marshall 
John Meveeell 
Mess"" : Ellis & Empson indispog'd 

The R*: Hon''"": Companys Pacquet 1> Ship King William being open'd, was 
found to contain as ^' list enter'd next after this Consultat" : and their General 
Letter dated the 21°' : Nov'' : 1699 and General Letter from S'' : William Hodges 
& Comp" : dated 1 L*'' : January last at Cadiz, read, which inclosed Invoice for 
thirty five chests treasure Laden on board the K William, also received Invoice 
for 36 chests treasure Laden on ditto Ship by Benjamin Ash Ac" : but no Letter 
of advice therewith. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to unlade the Treasure by Ship K William, 
and 373 Pigs Lead, continuing the rest for Metchlepatam and Vizagapatam. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



N° : List of the Pacquet to Fort S' : George f ■ King William. 

1. Companys Generall to Fort S' : George Dated the 2P* : November 1699. 

2. Comp'' •- Generall to the Presid* : of the same date, 

H. Copy Comp' : Gen' : to Fort S* : George dated the 15"' : December & 6*^ : 
Jan'^y : ^ Neptune & Scepter. 

4. In 7oice of the Ship King William. 

5. Bill Lading of ditto Ship. 

6. Copy of ditto Ships Charterparty. 

7. Comp^: Generall to Fort S' : Davids Dated 21"' : Nov'': 1699, sent under 
a flying seal for your peruseall and takeing copy. 

8. Copy of the Kings Comission for takeing Pirats. 

9. Comp" : Generall to the Fort sent open to Cadiz, wherein Invoice & Bill of 
Lading is to be inclosed for £. 70000 in Bullion. 



Wednes- 
day 31" 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



The King 
William in 
her way to 
Bengali to 
call at the 
Northern 
factory 8 to 
Deliver 
Treasure 

What Money 
order'd for 
the Northern 
faotorys. 



Thomas Pitt President & Goveenouk 

Thomas Wright 
Matth : Empson Thomas Maeshall 

John Mevehkll 
M'^ : Ellis indisposed 

Wee resolveing to Dispatch Ship K. WilHara for Bengali with all expedition, 
It's resolved that in her Passage she call at Metchlepatam & Vizagapatam, deliver- 
ing 150 Piggs Lead & Ten thousand Pagodas at the former Place, & 150 piggs 
Lead with Twenty thousand Rupees at the latter. 



Order'd that the President delivers the Warehousekeeper Ten thousand 
Pagoda's to send to Metchlepatam by Ship King William and that he also send 
Twenty thousand Rupees for Vizagapatam. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 57 



FO-BT Sr. GKORGE, JULY 1700— [31^1] 

M' ; Roger Braddjll late Warelionsekeeper (by his Conicople}^) pays into the pg^' joto'""" 

B' : Hon'': Comp^ : Cash 8ix thousand Pagoda's onacco': Silver sold, and M' : Cash for 

Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper Six thousand Pagoda's on the like account, silver sold. 

Whereas wee formerly Order'd the Deputy Govern'' : &c'' : Councill at Fort The Fort 

S' : David to make an Investment for Thirty thousand Pagoda's, It's agreed upon f*4?tment 

the aiTival of Ship K. William, that wee write them to double their Contract, and to be doubled 

they to advise, whether the sending Dollars or Pagodas is most for the Comp'' : ar^°i°aii°r,f 

^.dvantage. ship King 

Order'd that Philip Cane be entertain'd a souldier in this Garrison. Wiiiiam. 

A soldier 

Order'd that the Gunner mounts Guns in the room of those sold and sent To'iionn"'*' 
oat of the Garrison, and the Storekeeper to deliver Car[t]ridges for this purpose, Guns in the 
^nd if not sufficient ready , that he provides them. 'soiT&lInr^ 

out of the 

M'' : Thomas Wright Sea Customer pays into the E' : Hon'' : Corap' : cash p^^s'^^gwo 
Two thousand Pag^: on that account. pardinto 

Cash ou 
aocot : Sea — 

The Secretary is order'd to give notice to such persons who hath money at glj;^"^"^* 
Interest in. the R' : Hon'': Comp" : cash, to bring their Bonds, that they may be interest to 
forthwith Discharg'd. be paid off. 

Tho : Pitt. 
'i HO : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom» : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 
Dispatch'd General Letter to Fort S* : David of this date. August 

^ na, mo . 

Ship Merah Madud, Meera Noqueda arrived from Kamuadah Perum. 
Received the following Gen' : Letters ^ Pattamars : 

from Vizagapatam dated 24'}' ; June 1700 with their Acco* : Cash for the 
month of May last : 

from M'' : Samuel Woolston at Metchlep"" : dated 12*'' : July last : 
from ffort S* : David dated the 3P' : July last, and all papers therein men- 
tion 'd. 

AtT a CONSULTATIOX MoNDAT 

Fresent 
Thomas Pitt Phesident & Goveenour 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Emi'Son Thomas Marshall 

John Mevekell 
M« : Ellis Sick 

The President read liis Acco* : of the R* : Hon"'" : Companys cash for the month Aoco^^Xsh 
July last, the Ballance being Pag" : 70693 : 18 : 3. for July 

month, read. 

General Letters from Vizagapatam dated the 24*'' : June last, from M'' : ^^lliZi 
■Samuel Woolston at Metchlepatam dated the 12"' : July last and from Fort S" : read. 
David dated the 3P' : July last, all read. Amongst which papers was received from tade"'Tye : 
Metchlepatam, Copy of a Letter from j\l' : Woolston to M' : Lovell (as enter'd Nabobs 
next after this Consult" :) who being sent for and show'd it, was demanded the qo"''^ sent'"' 
Nabobs Letter to the Governour, but he possitively deny'd that he ever receiv'd by wooiston 
•such a Letter from M' : Woolston or the inclosed mention'd therein for the f°ora"^" 

OoVernOUr. Metchle- 

patam ; but 
the latter 
denys his 
haying redd; 
any such. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



[5-] 

The chief 
4 o» : at, 
Metchlepm : 
f,o enquire 
about it. 

Two bills 
Exchange 
from Flirt 
H* : Da-rid 
<irtiot: to 
10,000 Paps 
order'd to b 
paid. 

Kea Custom 
Aocots : for 
June mo : 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700- 



Order'd that a copy of the Letter be sent M'' : Eoquett Ac" : at MetcUepatam, 
and they to make a Strict Scrutiny into the matter and to report the same to the 
President & Councill. 

Order'd that Pag': 6,666: 24 be paid Boss Chittee, being for one Bill of 
Exchange and Pag' : 3,333 : 12 to Videe Chittee being for one other Bill both. 
dated the 29'*' : July last drawn by the Dep : Govern"' : &g^ : Councill for Fort S' :: 
David. 



M' : Thomas Wright late Sea Customer read his Aoco* : 
lonth June last, "^'ticulars Viz' : 

To Custom on Goods Impoi-ted and Exported this 

month ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Pa; 

To Custom ou Grid n ... ... ... ... ... „ 

To Anchorage ... ... ... ... ... ... „ 

To Tonnage ... ... ... ... ... ... „ 



Pag» 



Sea Custom for the- 



3,171 


35. 


174 


2: 


30 


18 


100 


— : 



,476: 19: 9 



Pags: 1,000 
order'd for 
Garrison 
expences. 
Storekeeper.s 
Acoot : 
/or May <fe 
June read & 
pagS: 1,000 
paid into 
Cash for 
Stores sold. 
Silver to b.> 
Bold at 16f 
Dollars for 
Ten Pags : 
A 360 Enps : 
for 100 
pags : 

one chest of 
Dollars to be 
ooin'd into 



Thomas Marshall Paymaster 



Order'd that One thousand Pagoda's be paid M"" : 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

M' : Francis Bett Prov' : Storekeeper read his Acco'^ : for the months of May 
and June last, and pays into the R' : Hon'"" : Comp' : Cash One thousand Pagoda's 
on.Acco': stores sold. 



The Warehousekeeper is order'd to sell silver at the rate of 16f weighty 
Dollars for Ten Pag' : and Three hundred and fifty Rupees for One hundred 
Pagodas, and to deliver one Chest of Dollars into the Mint to be coin'd into 
fanam's 

Tho ; Pitt. 

Tho : "Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom': Marshall, 

John Meverell. 



to Lorell in 
Fort St : 
George. 



M" : LOVELL 

S- 

I writt you three days ago, and sent our Books directed to You as I advis'd 
his Hon'': Ac": in our Generally and this serves only to accompany the inclosed 
Letter from Mide Cawn Beague, in answer to that you sent, which pray deliver to- 
the Governour, and I hope you will not be unmindfull of letting me hear from- 
you on all occasions. I am 

Metchlepatam the 

1 6QQ 

10"^: february ^^ 

Yo'': hum*"«: Servant, 

SaM^ : WOOLSTON, 



Diary and Gonsultation Booh, 1700 



59 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700- 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



TuESDAt 

6th 



Thomas Pitt President & Governour 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom' ; Marshall 

John Meverell 
M» : Ellis indisposed 

M"' : Thomas Wright late Sea Customer pays into the R*^ : Hon' 
cash One thousand Pag' ; on that account. 



Comp' ; 



There being a small ship bound to the West Coast, It is order'd that the 
Warehousekeeper Lade on board thirty Bales of Long Cloth marked Y for that 
place. 

The Duan designing tomorrow for Arcott, and having given no disturbance 
to Madrass dareing his stay at S' : Thoma, nor no Present made him by us, It's 
agreed the following be now sent by the Mullah. 

Crimson ... ... 10 y''*' : Pag^ : 15 

Green 10 „ „ 15 

Yellow 10 „ „ 15 

Sword blades ... ... ... 2 p*' : „ 4 

Syrash Wine 2 Chests „ 24 

Hubble bubbles 4 

Rosewater bottles 4 : 8i Ib.at P. U f' lb. „ 10:22:40 

To be given among the Duans Serv'* : 10 Rup^ : 

Wee have often had it under our consideration the makeing of a new Contract 
to provide good Cargo's for the January Ships, and in order thereunto, wee have 
taken a view and made a calculate of all the Calicoes unbal'd and those in the 
washers hands, and find that the present Joint Stock Merchants Serapah Ac* : 
are in Arrears to the R' : Hon'''^ : Company (Custom & Dustore included) 
Twenty thousand Pag' : which makes us inclinable to accept proposeaLs from any 
other Merchants, that wee shall think more capable of caiTjing on the R* : Hon'"''' : 
Comp'* : business and to perform their Contracts. 

Timapa this day (who was formerly Cheif Merchant) presented a Petition 
to us, desireing to be Bntertain'd as Cheif Merchant, promiseing us to bring in 
such a sett of Merchants with him as should comply with their Contracts. 



The further consideration of which is defer'd till tomorrow morning, wee 
resolveing to meet de die in diemto hear proposealls for the speedy makeing a new 
Contract, the season of tlie year not admitting of farther delays. 

Tho: Pitt. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empbon. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Mkvkrell. 



Pags : 1,000 
paid into 
Cash on 
Acco' : Sea 
Cnstoma. 
Long Cloth 
30 bales 
order'd 
for the Wt : 
Coast. 
A small 



to be given 
the Duan. 
The parti- 
culars. 



Considera- 
tions of a new 
Investment 
to be made 
either by 
the present 
Merolits : 
or any 
others. 



Timapa, 
offers to 
bring a 
sett of 
Merohts : 
who will 
undertake a 
Contract 
for the 
Company. 
Timapas 
proposall 
defer'd till 
tomorrow 
it to loose 
no time 
for the 
makeing a 
Contract. 



Dispatch'd Generall Letter of yesterdays date to the President &c* : Council! 7T)t 
at Surat |p an Armenian Cossed. 

Deliver'd a Printed Pass to Ship Tryall burthen 45 Tonu Richard Bu,sh 
Coraander, bound on a trading voyage to the West Coast of Sumatra & Batavia. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



"Wednes- 

■ DAY l7"'J 



K. Willian.g 
men to be 
Mastei-'d. 

Pippetnaiioet 
to be sold ar, 
Pags: 6: 18 
^ peics. 

The Settle- 
ment of the 
Comps : 
Servts ; in 
this place 
appointed 
for what 
Emplcya 
Vacant. 



Onnner of 
Qneens 
Point & ft : 
Mate for the 
inner Fort. 



Three 
Soldiers 
order'd for 
the West 
Coast. 
Timapa 
disconrs'd 
about a new 
Contract, 
ten ^ Cent 
abatemt : 
demanded i 
lie promises 
his answer 
tomorrow 
A conference 
witu the 
Joint Stock 
M erchants. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Presidknt & Goveknour 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Bmpson Tuom* : Marshall 

John Meveeell , 

M" : Ellis indispos'd ' ■ 

The Paymaster is order'd to Muster Ship King Williams Company and report 
the same. 



Whereas by a former Order Perpetuanoes has been sold for five Pag^ : ^ peice,, 
and none being sent out by this years Shipping, the Warehousekeeper is novir 
Order'd to sell at Pag'' : 6 : 18 ^f peice. 

The Settlement of persons for what places Vacant, being under consideratioiiy- 
] t is resolved as follows Viz* : 

M'' : Francis Bett Rentall Generall and Scavenger. 

M"" : Vicessimus Griffith Cheif Searcher at the Sea-Gate & Justice of the' 
Choultry. 

M'' : Thomas Wig more Judges Assistant. 

M"" : Matthew Mead Justice of y*" : Choultry. 

M'' : Gulston Addison Sorter in j" : Godown, 

M"' : John Hutchinson under Searcher & 

M' : Henry Marshall Writer at the Sea Gate. 

Order'd that George Kimball be Gunner of Queens .Point in the room of 
Richard Lush deceas'd, and Simon Bveraon Gunners mate of the inner ffort in the 
Toom of George Kimball and that four Pag'* '• '^ mensem be paid Rob' : Beesly, ini 
consideration he serves both in the Gunroom and Cooper in this Garrison. 

Order'd that Simon Fiquera, Pasquall Melior and Barnott Dulfury be sent 
Souldiers by Ship Tryall for York Fort. 

Timapa was before us, with whom wee had much discourse concerning a 
new Contract. Wee demanding ten ^0'Cent abatement on the last Contract, in^ 
regard that rice is cheap, which he promises to consider of and bring us his 
answer tomorrow, with a List of the names of the Merchants that are to be join'(f 
with him. 

Serapa (fee" : Joint Stock Merchants were call'd in, and demanded of'em the 
reason of their not complying with their Contract, since there was so much time 
elaps'd, who coniplain'd of their being hard sorted in the Godown and of the great 
loss they had in takeing off the Cloth and Lead, which fell considerably in price 
on their hands. 'Twas also demanded of 'era, where this money was that is in Arrear,, 
who answer'd, that they sold great part of their Cloth and Lead for time, which, 
was not yet paid, and that they had money standing ont in the weavers hands, an 
Acco': whereof they will bring tomorrow; and they gave us all immaginable- 
asHureances, that the Company shall not be prejudic'd one Pagoda by them. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Tnoif : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



Ship Merah Madud, Meera Noquedah sail'd for Bengali. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 



(:l 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, AVGUST 1700 .- 



[Att a Consultation] 
\_Fres(;nt'\ 

[Thomas Pitt President & GovEBNOiiR] 
[Mathew Empson] [Thomas Wright] 

[John Meverell] [Thojias Marshall] 

M^ : Ellis \_lndiHposed] 

General! Letters to the Cheif and Councill of Metchlepatam, to the Cheif and 
Councill of VizagHpntam, to the President and Councill of Bengali to be sent by 
Ship King William & To the Dep : Governoiir and Councill of York Fort to be 
sent ^Ship Tryall, all of yesterdays date read and approved. 

The Paymaster reports the Muster of Ship King Williams Company to be 
127 Men & Boys. 

Timapa came before us, and told us, that he had consider'd on the abatement 
wee demanded on the last Contract, about wliich he had confer'd with his 
Merchants, who could not agree to any abatement. 



Thetesdat 



Hee also deliver'd us in a List of what Merch*' 
Contract, some of them being unknown to us : 
[ . . . ] tomorrow to inform [ . . . ]. 



to join with him in the 

told him [ . . • ] 



Tho : Pitt. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



LetterB to 
several! (larts 
read. 



Mneter of 
Ship K. 
Williams 

The Abate- 
ment of Ten 
)?Cerit on an 
luveBtment 
to be made 
by Timapa, 
not agreed. 
Timnpa 
delivers a 
List of 
Merch'8 : 
to be join'd 
with himself. 



Att a Consultation 
PreseM 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell 
M": Ellis indispos'd 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper delivers the Mintmaster the following 
Chests of Ingotts to be com'd into Rupees Viz': N° : 1, 2, 8, 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
15, and 16. 

Lewis de Paz lately Bntertain'd a Writer in the Companys Service, having 
several times since the arrivall of the Europe Ships, made it his [ . . " 

[ . • • ] rg'd, for that his [ 

f . . . ] his Subsistances [ • • • ] 'cent to do, by reason 
[ . . . sejcretarys office and [ , . . ] am : Upon which he [ . . s]© 

much that it rende[rs . . . ] Business ; And he voluntarily offering his Oath 
of secresy (as Bnter'd next after this Consultation) wee have thought fitt to 
Discharge him, and order that what Salary due be paid him. 

Upon the enqairy wee have all made of the List of Merchants deliver'd by 
Timapah, wee find most of them insufficient, and others that are not so, most of 
them strangers to the people and customs of the Country, where the cloth is 
made. 



Friday 

t)TH 



Lewis de 
Paz Writer 
riiseharg'd 
& why. 



The List of 
Merchts ; 
deliver'd by 
Timapa 
for carrying 



not approv'd. 



62 



Records of Fort St. Qporge 



[9"] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700- 



Joint Stock 

Meroht ; 

deliTere 

an Accot : of 

debts 

owinK them. 



The Oath of 
Lewis de 
Pu. 



Serapa Ac' : Joint Stock Merchants deliver'd us in an acco* : of their Debts 
standing out in the weavers hands, and what due to them for what Broad Clott 
sold, to the amount of upwards of Fifteen thousiind Pagoda's. 

Tho: Pitt. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Bmpson. 

Thom' : Maeshall. 

John Mbverell. 

[ . . . mjake it may request [ , . . ] this place, to be [ . . . ] 
service, who are not in[ . . . Ion I have been Bmploy'd [ • . • ] and 
thereby am capable [ . • • ] anys secrets. 

[ . . . ] which Objection, I do here Voluntarily promise [&] swear, that 
I will not directly or indirectly Divulge, publish or Declare anything whatever 
that I have read, heard or copyed dureing the time I have been in the Secretary's 
Office, so help me G-od. 
Sworn before mee 

Tho : Pitt Gov" : 

Lewis dk Paz. 



Late this night. Ship Tryall Richard Bush Com'' : sail'd for the West Coast, 
by whom sent Gen' : Letter to the Dep : Govern'' : &c* : Councill of York Fort 
dated the 7"" : Instant, incloseing Invoice and Bill Lading for 30 bales Calicoes 
Ac" : amounting to Pao-' : 1,404 : 32 : 2. 

10 Dispatch'd General Letter to the Dep : Govern' : &o* : Councill at ffort S' : 

David of this date. 

lY Ship King William saild for Metcblepatam, Vizagapatam & Bengali, by whom 

sent General Letters to the Clieifs Ac" : Councill of the two former places, and to 
the President &(f : of Bengali all dated the 7"' : Instant. 



MoNDiY 

12th 



HattB iiom 
Knglaud to 
be Sold at 
Outcry. 
Doctor 
Bulkleys 
Apprentice to 
be allow'd 3 
pag^ : '& 
mensem. 
Three Mo' : 
Town Ooni- 
ooplyB duty 
to be paid 
Wotta Liiiga. 
John Hut- 
chinson dis- 
char*d tne 
(?omp8 : Sei- 

request. 
Further dis- 
course wth ; 
Timapa 
about a Oon- 
tract, and 
his resolution 
contain'd in 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President and Governoui; 

Thomas Wright 
Mat'J'hew Empson Thomas Maeshali. 

John Mbveeell 
M* : Ellis indisposed 
The Storekeeper is Order'd to put to Sale at Outcry, the Hatts received ^ Ship 
Howland. 

Doctor Bulkley having requested that Charles Venall come out his Apprentice 
by the last Shiping, may be allow'd some consideration, It is resolved that the 
Paymaster pay him three Pag^ : "^ Mensem, M"' : Harrison formerly entertain'd, 
baing lately remov'd from the Hospitall. 

Order'd that twenty five Pag" : be paid Woota Linga Town Conicopley for 
three months ending the ultimo July last. 

M'' : John Hutchinson Writer, having by a request in writing, desired leave 
to lay down the R* : Hon''''' : Companys Service, in order to return for England, 
It is resolved that the same be accordingly granted him. 

Timapa was with us this day to discourse about the Contract, who told us 
he had conferred with his Merchants about the abatement [Wee...] not agree to 
more than [ . . . . ]ther matters relating to a [ . . . ] considered, 
which he delivered [ . . . . ] his resolutions thereon, as [enter'd after y':] 
Consultation, 



■nitn 



Diary and Gonsultation Book, 1700 



63 



FORT ST. GKOJIGE, AUGUST 1700 

[ . . . ] for Serapa Ac" : Joint Stock Merchants [had] discours'd them 
about a new Contract, and that wee expected 10 '^ Cent abatement upon the last, 
They answer'd that they could nut make any, being loosers by that Contract, 
nevertheless wee insisted upon it, and bid 'em consider thereof against tomorrow 
morning, and then to bring their answer to the Governour and Councill. 

Tho : I'lTr. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Maeshall. 
John Mevkeell. 



[12"] 

The Joint 
Stock 

Merchts: are 
discours'd 
about an 
Investment, 
and their 
answer. 



[Tima]pa &c* : Merch*' . [ 
58 for the R' : Hon"** : Company [ 



] ciUs, 



for mnkeing nn [ 
1,60,000. Viz*: 



Timftpa&o»< 
proposition 
for an In- 
TeRtmt : of 
1,60,000 



1": That [ . . . CompJIy with tho Contract wi|]thin] [ ... J 
time as formerly have done [in] [other] Investments. 

2"*: That there shall be brought in better Cloth than what Serapa brought 
in, in this last contract, one "^ Cent cheaper, and better by 2 (or) 3 "^ Cent 
than his was, as the Jiidgem' : of your Hon' : shall give. 

Z^ : That Our Stock shall be 7 ,^Q0 Pag' : (as Serapa's was) but without 
takeing it out again, and shall be Employ'd with the Companys money in the 
country, till the contract is comply'd with. 

4^": The Contract to be for Pag'>: 1,60,000 in 18 mo*'"- : time at Serapa's 
prizes and Term's. 

S'*" : And wee further oblige ourselves in February to bring in Goods to 
the amount of Pag° : 50,000 as part of the above mentioned Contract. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President and GoviiKNouR 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thomas IMarshall 

John Meveeell 
M'^ : Ellis ivdispos'd 
Jemseir Cawn having wrote the Govern'' : a Letter to pay to the Kings 
Daan the yearly rent for this place amount to Twelve hundred Pag' : which was 
due last month Resolved that the said Sum be paid to the Duan with the usuall 
Present, takeing his receipt for the same. 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper sell silver at 16| weighty Dollars for 
Ten Pag' : there appearing no buyers under that price. 



Ship Mamodee being design'd for Fort S* : David, 
following be sent by her, as wrote for by the Dep : Gov"" : &c' 

Arms with firelocks 

Flints 

Garniys 

Wax cloth 

Twine 

Hope 

Paper for their Consultations & Gen' : books. 
Generall [letter . . . ] St. David. [ . 

9-A 



It's agreed that the 

Viz' :. 

. 200 P»: 

3,00U „ 

. 3,000 „ 

■ 100 „ 

2 Candy 



TUEBDAT 

[13th] 



The yearly 
rent for this 
place is 
order'd to be 
paid the 
Dnan. 

Silver to bo 
sold at Ifiy 
Dollars for 
Ten Pagoda's. 

Stores 
order'd for 
Fort St : 
David : 
the parti- 
onlars. 



Letter to 
Fort St : 
David, 



64 



Records of Fort St. George 



[13-] 

After long 
debate wti^ : 
the Joint 
Stock 

Merchts : this 
day, a small 
progress ia 
made with 
them towards 
a New Oori- 
tract. 



■FOBT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700- 



[The Joint-Stock iner] chants being be[fore the Hon''''' : Councill Ac" :] wee had 
long & ted[ioas debate relating] to ii new Contract ; wee in [sisting upon an] abate- 
ment, Rice being cheap : l»ut [not prepared] to allow any, by reason that cotton 
keeps [up] it's pric and the many Investments makeing by Europe nations round 
about us : and the small abatement offer'd by Timapa, wee think not for the 
Comp" : interest to accept of, considering the risgo that must be run of his 
performance in point of time and ability, and the time of year being so far spent, 
wee resolve forthwith to Contract with Serapa &c* : and in such manner as to 
prevent any future Disputes in y* : Warehouse so that wee made some small 
progress this day and order that Serapa &c* : attend us tomorrow morning. 



Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson, 
Thom': Marshall. 
John Meveeell, 



Wedjnks- 

DAT [U^"] 



A farther 
progress with 
the Joint 
Stock 
Meroh»» : 
towards » 
new Inveat- 
meut. 



Att a Cgnsdj.taxion 
Pres^ent 
Thomas Pitt Pbksident and Goveenour 

Thomas Weioht 
Matthew Kmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell 
M* : Ellis indispos'd 
The Merchants attended this day, with whom wee made a considerable 
progress in the Contract, and have order'd them to attend tomorrow again. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom" : Marshall, 
John Mkverell. 

Ship Maraodee, Mahomade Ashee Noquedah sail'd for ffort S' : David, by 
whom sent General Letter to the Dep : Gov'': &c" : Councill dated the 13'*': 
Instant, incloseing Invoice and Bill Lading for sundrys Laden on her a mo* : to 
PagJ: 742: 31 : 6. 



Thdesday 
15th 



tnent for 
150,000 
Pag» : 
with the 
Joint stool 
Merchts : 
finish'd. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governodr 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverkll 
M" : Ellis indixpos'd 

The merchants [...], with whom wee finish'd the Contract for One 
hundred & fifty thousand Pagodas, and order that thn same be Engrossed for 
our and their signing tomorrow, and that the warehousekeeper pi'ovide the 
usuall Tashereifs for them. 

Tho: Pitt. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Meveebll. 



Diary and Consultation Beak, 1700 66 



■FORT ST. GEORGI, AUGUST 1700- 



[15th] 



[ . . . ] a Letter from [ • • . Jmander of a ffrench man 
in Policherry road the [ • • • ] that being at Johanna, 
iiwenty two of Ship Rubies [ • . • ] which [ • • • ] ten months past on 
the [ . . . ]nd May [ ear] Johanna, but the circumstances of this accident 

is not mentioned, nor what sav'd of the Rack, that Cap*: John Barber the 
'Comander, all his Officers and 60 of the Ships Crew dead, that the Purser in an 
•open Boat with six men and a woman left Johanua about 3 months past, carrying 
abo[ve] 2,000£ Sterling in money, that 15 of the men they have brought to 
Policherry, the other seve[n] (the Boatswain being one) reraain'd at Johanna 
having a large Booty as the other inform. The President by the same conveyance 
also received a Letter from Cap*: John Ap Rice Coin'': of the Madrass frigat dated 
26*** : May last from the Cape, informing that they expected to sail the next day 
for Bencoolen, and being in Distress by the loss of two anchors in the harbour 
blowing at n*" : W : were releiv'd by the ffrench ships then there, which Cap* : Ap 
Rice attributes to the preservation of his ship. 



Att a Consultation Pbidat 

[16'] 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meveeell 
M": Ellis mdi^pos'd 

The [ . . . ] 20*" : Par. of their Letter dated the 21" : November 1699, Mr : cimrdin 

urging the putting in suit the Bond given by Mess" : Daniel Chardin and Samuel of whTtthe^ 

Brown, and M' : Chardin requesting a copy thereof, the same is order'd to be Comp* : 

deliver'd him for his answer. the'Brnd"* 

given by 
himself A 
Di' : Browu. 

None offering to buy silver at 16-|- Dollars, the warehouskeeper is order'd to silver to i.e 
sell at 1 7 ^ Ten Pagodas. pm^'M 

Ten Pag" :, 

The Contract not being Bngross'd, it is defer'd till tomorrow to be sign'd. The Meichts: 

^ to Bign ye - 

Tho : Pitt. 



Contract, 
totnoriow. 



Tho : Wright. 
M: Empson. 
Thom' : Makshall. 
John Mkverbll. 

[ . . . ] Martin Gov'' :[...] gratitude for the [ . . . ] 
Ships at Cape Bone [ • • • ] Madrass frigat [...], 

[ . . . ] Generall Letter to ffort S* : [ . . . ] instant, with second 
Bill [ . • • ] sent thither ^ Ship Mamodee. 



66 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700- 



Satdkdat 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoub 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell 
M":, Ellis indispos'd 



The Contract 
wtli ; the 
Joint Stook 
Merohts : 
for 150,000 
PagB: 
Sign'd. 



A Contraot 
for 150,000 
Pag8: 
Caliooes. 



This morning the Merchants attended and sicjn'd their Contract, which is 
Bnter'd after this Consultation, and they were Tashereif'd according to custom 
and the nsual complement of Gans. 

Tho: Pitt. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom" :. Marshall. 

John Meverell. 

A [n Ajrreement] and Contract, 

Made in [Saturday the] Sixteenth day of August 1700 [between] Thomas 
Pitt Escf : President &c* : (^ouncill for [ . . . ] R' : Hon*"" : English East 
India Company, and [ • • • ] merchants in behalf of themselves Jo[ . . . ] 
and the rest of the hundred share Merchants [viz* :] Checca Serapa, Nairo 
Verona, Checca Shevram, Coperte Cash, Ponagettee Narso, Cornapa Chittee, lapa 
Chittee, Peciaitombe Adimolum, Racca Chittee, Perpaudum Chittee. 

The said Merchants do Contract that they will provide for the R* : Hon''^* : 
Company, the following quantities and sorts of Goods to the amount of One 
hundred & fifty thousand Pagodas, to be sorted by the R' : Hon^^® : Companys 
Servants according to the Masters now produced and agreed upon, and at the 
following prizes Viz* : 

Covds : Covds : 

72 Long 2i brod : Peioes 30000 Viz* : 
N»: latPag^: 34: — :^ 
„ 2 „ 32: 27: f-f' Gorge. 

..3 „ 30: 



Long Cloth Ordinary 



Long Cloth Middling 



Long Cloth fine 



Salampores fine 



27 
9 
72 Long 2i bro*: Peices 3000 Viz' 
N" : 1 at Pag" : 41 
„ 2 „ 38 

,, 3 „ 35 

72 Long 2J brCi ■ Peioes 7000 Vz' 



[ f Gorge. 



N» : 1 at Pag^ : 75 



2 

,, 3 „ 
32 Long 2| bro'' 

N'^ : 1 at Pag' 
„ 2 



— : \ 
4000 Viz' 



T Gorge. 



>f- Gorge. 



...[ 2] Long 2i brod: Peices 15000 Viz* 



N°: lat Pag«: 16: 18: , 

18: J^f- Gorge. 



] Ordinary 



„ - „ 15:..:. 

„ 3 „ 14 : 18 : ) 

18 Long 2j bro'i: Peioes 6000 Viz* : 
N« : 1 at Pag« : 36 
„ 2 „ 32 

„ 3 „ 28 

20 Long 24 bro^ : Peices 8000 Viz 
N" : 1 at Pag» : 20 
. 2 „ 18 

« 3 « 17 



»:) 



T Gorge. 



T Gorge. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 



67 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700- 

Covds : Covda : 

40Long2broi: Peices ] 500 Viz 

No : 1 at Pag^ : 70 
„ 2 „ 65 

. a « 50 



:;} 



[17th1 



^ Gorge. 



Betteelas Oringall 



Befcteela's 



32 Long 2 bro* : Peices 6000 Yiz' : 
N° : 1 at Pag» : 70 : — : ) 

„ 2 ,, 65: —: V'^ Gorge. 

„ 3 „ 60 : — : I 

40 Long 2 bro'' : Peices 2000 Viz* 

N" : 1 at Pags : 41 



and none to be taken 
under that number. 

Betteela's 50 Long 2 bro^ : p.^ices 3000 Viz^ : 

N" : 1 at Pag' : 48 : — : 1 „„ p, 

2 „ 45 . — : f ^ Gorge. 

and none to be taken 
under that number. 
All which. Goods are to be deliver'd. Sorted and Embaled in Fort S' : George 
on or before the first day of September 1701, and the Merchants in case of 
failure, are to forfeit twenty five ^ Oent, Excepting only the impediments which 
shall unavoidably arise from war or the stops made by the Country Government. 
And the President & Councill in case any such stops shall be made, do promise to 
use their Endeavours for clear [ . . . ] is underst[ood] [ • . - ] and for 
said Goo[ds] f Cent and Dustore [...]. 

And w[ . . . ] the Dispatch and Loading of [ . . . ] day of Jan"'-'' : 
next. The said M[erchants do promise] to have ready Embaled one thousand 
bales on or before that time. 

The said President and Councill do contract & promise to Pay the said 
Merchants the sum of Twenty thousand Pagodas on the sealing hereof, and after- 
wards upon the delivery of any quantity of Cloth on this Contract, either at the 
Land Custom house or measureing Godown, the like value in money then to be 
advanc'd and paid them if required, and so continue such Payments till the whole 
Contract is finished. 

The said Merchants do further promise & agree (forthwith to compleat their 
last Contract, seperate & distinct from this present, in such proportion of Goods 
as are now due. 

And the said Merchants do further agree to make a Joint Stock of Ten 
thousand Pagodas, and lay a Moiety of +jhe same at signing this Contract, and the 
other Moiety in two months from this date. In wittness whereof the aforesaid 
merchants have sett their hands and the seal of their Joint Stock, and the 



[ •• ■■ ■■ \ 



have sett their hands. [ 
[sa]ran Tenor and Date. 



Signed & Sealed in the 
presence of 

Cha ; BuGDEN Seo^ 



. ] H* : Hon''^'' : Company unto one 
Chkcoa Serapa — ^"^1;- St$S5cl6. 

Kaica Veeona — ^cssr st^o^j^^. 

ChECCA ShBVRAM ■»"S^i- S>35-OT>aboc5b. 

OoPEETK CASH — S^ii^-^^ -^5. 
PONAGETIEE NaKSO— exr^^i^?^ o^ S^'v 

■ CoBNAPA CfllTTEE — mnremuu Qs^tlu^, 
IaPA ChITXEK — ^luiuuudr. 
PeDDIT.IMBB ADTMOLTTM — -^^Qfie^lLb, 
RaGCA ChITTEE — (iffAsesr. 

Perpauiwm Chittee — QuTirw^LL. 



68 Records &f Fort St. George 



19„ FOBT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700- 

Received Generall Letter from ffort S' : David dated the Ib^^ : Instant, witlr 
the severall papers inclosed. 

Monday Att A Consultation 

do : 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesident & Goveenodb 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meveeell 
M" : Ellis indispos'd 

Land Cna- M'' : John Meverell read his Land Custom Acco'^ : for the month June last». 

torn ACCOM: particulars Viz' : 

for Jnne ' — 



I pays 



Pags : 672 Trivlecane Custom 

on that 
aooo' : 



Choultry Custom ... ... ... ... ... Fag* 



516 


20 


20 





3: 


30 


r • 




1 


1 |7 


20 


55 


[461 


16: 


9 




32: 


— 


9 : 


— : 


— 


[676] 


8: 


74 



[ • • • ] » 

Pag^ 

and pa[ys into the R' : Hon''''' : Comp' :] Cash Six hundred [seventy] two [Pag^:] 

on that account. 
Pags ! 8000 M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R* : Hon""' : Comp' : 

paid into Cash Eight thousand Panda's on Acco': silver sold. ■ 

Cash for ° ° 

silver sold. 

Fort St : Order'd that Pag'* : 219 : 24 be paid M' : Roger Braddyll being for one Bill 

S^Eithange of Exch* : drawu by the Dep : Govern'' : Ac" : Coancill of Fort S' : David dated. 
order'd to the IS**" : Instant. 

be paid. 

Letter from Genorall Letter from ifort S* : David dated y*" : IS"" : Instant read. 

Fort St : • •' 

David read. 

Liquors for Order'd that Three tonn of Beer and two chests wine Viz* : Canary <fe Clarett 

table order'd be bought for the use of the Generall table. 

to be bought. 

Tho: Pitt. 
Tho : Wkight. 
M: Empson. 
Thom' : Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

[ . . . ] [lejtter from Metchlepm : [ . . . ]nt '^ ffrench Cossed. 

Monday A'lT A CONSULTATION 

[ ] 

Present 

TuoMAs PiTi' President & Goveenope 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meveeell 
M" : Ellis indispos'd 

Sinto"" M"': Thomas Wright late Sea Customer pays into the R': Hon"'": Coxnp'r 

Cash on Cash Twelve hundred Pagodas on Acco^ : Sea Custom's. 

Aaoot : Sea 
Customs. 



JDiary and Consultation Book, 1700 



-FORT ST. GEORGIA, AUGUST 1700- 



Order'd that Bernaudo Rodrigues bee Bntertain'd a souldier in this Garri- 
son. 

The Warehousekeeper & Sorters report, that there are lying in the Godown 
One thous* : & twenty peices of Long Cloth Ordinary, some of ■which has been 
turned oat, some have had holes and mended, some narrow and some short, but 
in General the cloth pritty good. 

Wherefore it is agreed that the said Cloth be all taken in at Pag^ : 27:9 
^^ Gorge and marked N": 6 beleiveing they may sell for as much at the West 
Coast, as those which have cost much more. 

Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 11*'' : Instant read, wherein 'tis 
observed, that [ • • • ] dem [ • • • ] that he [ . , . ] ion, but 
bele [ . , . ] ell in his own [ • • • ] am, which were [ • • • ] the 
ffactory by M"' : [ . . . ] ands arrivall. 

[7 lines lost.'] 



Portuguez 
puturtain'd i 
Bolclier. 
Long Cloth 
(lefeetiye. 



To allow for 
said cloth 
Pags : 27i f- 
Gorge. 

Letter from 
Metchle- 
patani read. 
The Coraps: 
papers in the 

Woolston 
demanded by 
the Oheif & 
Council!, but 
he denys 
his having 
any. 



M'' : Lovell being sent for before us^ Denys his ever giving M'' : Woolston Mr : Loveii 

such order, alledgeing that all General Letters &c^ : papers were deliver'd him abo™t it**who 

with the Company's Seal, and offers to deliver us a Letter with flying seal for him, affirms they 

upon this occasion, to be sent M'^ : Foquett (fee" : which he is order'd accordingly "f,^*^. '^*|^ j_ 

to do. ston. 

M'' : Holcombe from Yizagapatam having requested a Letter from the The Presi- 
President to the King of Acheen, hee designing a ship thither very suddainly. to'the^K^n^'^ 

of Acheen 
requested by 
Wr : Hol- 
combe. 

A Letter to the King upon this occasion, and in Generall for the benefit of Letter to ye : 
the English trade, with a Letter to M'' : Holcombe, read and approved. Achee°n one 

to Mr : 



The President produces a Paper for prevention of 
of this place, in [ . . . ] the same is refer'd [ . 



by the Goldsmiths 
] tion. 



[M"": Richard] Hunt Tobacco Manager [pays into the] Hon''''': Companys 
cash [Six hundred and sixty] nine Pag' : on tbat Acco' : 

[Order'd that] One thousand Pagodas be [paid M' : Thom]a3 Marshall Pay- 
master to defray charges Garrison. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to deliver the President Thirty Candy Salt- 
petre at the Market price. 

Tho: Pitt. 
Tho : Weight. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Mevekell. 



Paper 

produced, to 
preveot 
abuses by 
the working 
Goldsmiths. 

P^gs : 669 
paid [into 
cash for] 
Tobacco 
sold. 

Pags: 1,000 
paid for 
[Garrison 
charges.] 
Thirty CaAdy 
Saltpetre to 
be delivd : 
the President 
at Market 
price. 



10 



70 



Records of Fori St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700- 



TUESDAY 
[. . •] 



Portnguez 
entertd : 
a Soldier. 
The Mer- 
chants 
prodnces a 
Stock of 
10,000 PagB : 
for carrying 
on their 
Investment, 
whereupon 
20,000 pags : 
is paid then}, 
The Comps : 
Shroff to be 
paid what 
arrears dae 



to ] 



1, as 



for[ . 
Comp 



which is 
Order'd to ! 
deliver'd 
them. 



[A.TT A Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Pkesident & Governour 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Mevekell 
M'' : Ellis indisposed.] 

[One enjtertained a Souldier [in this Garrison] 

The Joint Stock [merchants] produoeing their Ten thousand Pagodas Stock 
as agreed by the Contract dated the 16*: Instant, Order'd that Twenty 
thousand Pagodas be paid thera in part of the said Contract. 



Tegapah the Shroff having long since presented a Petition to the Govern' : & 
Counoill setting forth, that there were great Arrears of wages due to him, 
occasion'd by his not accepting of If pag'* : ^ mensem, he insisting on two 
pagodas, which is his present Salary, and also alledges that he has given his 
constant attendance to shroff all the money received into the Revenues, Ware- 
house, by the Paymaster and in the Companys cash, and severall of the Councill 
avering the same, its thought reasonable [ . . . ] arrears to be paid 
[ . . ] March 1694/5 [ . . . ] he was at his [ • • . ] have serv'd 
or no. [ ... ] Padres belonging to [ . . . ], having long since 
[ . . . ] Govern'' : & Councill and often [ . . . ] em for an answer 
thereto ; the [Purport] of which Petition is relating to [Charity] given them 
by the R' : Hon''''' : Company from the 6rst Settlement of this place, and 
continued till within 5 or 6 years last parjt, but not finding any orders from the 
Comp*: to withdraw the same, or any reason upon the Books of the late Govern"^ : 
& Councill for retaining it, wee think it for the Hon'''^ : Comp^ : service, that it 
be continued to 'em till their pleasure be signified to us, and therefore the Ware- 
housekeeper is Order'd yearly to deliver 'em on the first day September next. One 
Garse of Paddy and two peices Long Cloth, when the Paymaster is also to deliver 
four Habits. 

What induces us to this, is not only that it has been the Companys ancient 
Charity, but [a feio lines missing] good [ . . . ]strat [ . . . ] en there 
can[ . . . ] and they brought in [ . . . ] Arms. The said Petition is 
Enter'd after this consultation 

Tho: Pitt. 

Tho: Wright. 

M: Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

To the Hon"''^ : Thomas Pitt Esq,^ : President 

OF Foet S'^ : George and Govern" : of the 

Coast of Ohoeomandejll &,g'- : Counoill. 



The Hum"'" 
& Padre Renato 

May it Please Your Hon 

Your Petitioners do humbly presume to acquaint your Hon 
R' : Hon"'" : Comp" : was [ . . . ] rest of the favours [ 



Petition of Padre Michael Anjo, Padre Jacques, Padre Bspirito 

&c* : 

Ac" : that the 
. . ] Peti- 



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-FOUT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1700- 



tioaers, annu [ • • • ] two a Garse of Paddy, [ . • . ] Canonnicall ^ez p°adres 
[ . . . ] of their Hon'' :[.••] petitioners for some years past. Petition for 

the charitys 
formerly 

[May it] please Your Hon'' : &g^ : thoup:li [the petitioners] cannot pretend i^T'o^J*^ 
any right or claim tp this gift, longer then is consistent with the good will and pany. 
pleasure of their R* : Hon'''^ : Benefactors, yet they humbly request, that (if the 
R* : Hon''''' : Company have not by order contracted that part of their Charity) 
Your Hon'' ; &c* : would please to allow it them, and though yo"' : Petitioners are 
incapable of makeing any return, yet a due acknowledgement, a gratef[ull] 
sentiment of their Hon"'^ : favours, and yo'' : Petition''' : daily prayers for the 
advancement & prosperity of the R'^ : Hon'"''' : Companys affairs under the prudent 
management of Your Hon'' ; &c^ : shall never be wanting. 

By Boat, sent Gen' : Letters to the Cheif &c'' : Councill at Metohlepatam, to 28 
M'': Simon Holcombe Cheif at Vizagapatam, incloseing the President's Letter to 
the King of Acheen and translate thereof all of yesterdays Date. 
[Several lines missing.] 

Received Generall [letter] dated 24'" : past. September 

Past by a large Ship to the [ . . . ] a Dutch flag at Topmast head, ^ 
[" . . . ] to be the Heer Comens Govern'': of Negapatam bound to Policat. 

Deliver'd Ship Bone Voyage a Pass burthen seventy five Tonn. 6 

Att a Consultation Friday 

do: 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenour 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meykkell 
M« : Ellis indispos'd 

The President read his Acco* : of the R' : Hon*"" : Companys cash for the 1^* ^.°c p' 
month of August last, the Ballance l;eing Pag': 26375 : Sft ; 3 and Charles forTugutr 
[ . . . ] his acco' : Fees [ . . . ] Pag"* : Tenn, [ . • . ] Hon"'^ : p^"^ * 
Comp' : cash [ • • • J forthwith to [Comp] anys Washers, [ . . . ] [ ! i ! ] 
[no] torious Villains, [ . . . ] at the Choultry [ • • . ] incorrigible. It 
is order'd [that] they be Tr[ansported] to Pegu by a Ship now going over. 

The Warehousekeeper reports to have received of the President Malabar 

nid. lb. -^ £ . . . ] 

Pepper Candys 212: 19: '^2 which at IS pag': |? Candy amount to Pag": f<"^ [ • • ■] 
3833 : 3-J : 9 : the same is order'd to be paid lor out of Cash. ''^^^.^ ' • 

M' : Matthew Bmpson read his Paymasters Acco* : for the months of June Paymasters 
& July last, particulars Viz' : jnne'and"'^ 

June. ^"'y '«^'*- 

Charges Garrison Pag» : ],093 ; 24; 

Charges Extraordinary ... ... ... ... „ 55: 17: 

Char- es Geuf rail „ 681:22 

Ship Ruble „ 263:18 

Diet ... „ 456 : 34: 

Cattle „ 17: 11: 

Fortifications & repairs ... ... ... ... „ 31-, 24: 



July. 

10-A 



Pag- : 2,600 : 6 : — 
[Several lines missiioi/.^ 



72 



Records of Fort 8t. George 



[6th] 

Ballance of 
ye : Paymfs : 
accots : 
order'd to be 
paid. 

Two persons 
entd : 
Soldiers. 
Warehouse 
Acoot : for 
May, June & 
to ye : 9th : 
July read, 
and pays 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SIJPTEMBER 1700- 



[ . . . ] M' : Bmpson being [ 

Order'd that Nicholas G.[ . . 
[in this Garrison]. 



. ] is order'd to be paid him. 
Carvalle be Bntertain'd Soldiers 



1000 



pags 



the 

Ball : of that 
aoco* : to 
that time. 
Pag" : 50 
paid into 
Cash for the 
fishing ffarm 



M'' : Roger Braddyll late W[arehousekeeper] read his Warehouse Account, 
for the [months] May, June and to the 9*'': July last, and pays into the R' : 
Hon*''® : Comp' : Cash One thousand Pag' : as the Ballance of his accounts, and 
likewise producr-s an Acco' : Remains, which is Order'd by the Accomptant to be 
Examined & reported. 



for ( 



> year. 



Sundry 
Goods to be 
sold to 
prevent 
damage. 



[Letter from 
Met [ohlepm: 
read. 

Chey Goods 
made in this 



The parti- 
CQlars. 



And their 
prizes. 



Deago Pasquall &c* : Mucquaw men pay into the R* : Hon^'® : Companys 
cash Fifty Pagodas for the fishing ffarm for one year Ending the SO**" : Maj last. 

The Warehousekeeper reports, that the following Goods lying in the Ware- 
house being [damaged may be sold]. 



[ . . . ] 5 : Z21 [ . . . 

[ . . . ] 20 pair [...]. 

[ . . . ] they be sold [ 

[ . . . ] Pag'* : be paid [ 

Garrison. 



] — : 33 [ . . . ] for Presents 340fc 



Paymaster to defray [Char]ges 



M'' : Thomas Wright warehousekeeper pays into the R* : Hon'''*' : Comp' : 
cash Six thous* : Pag° : on Acco* : Goods and Silver sold. 

Generall Letter from Metchlepatam daf' : the 24'^ : August last, read. 

The Joint Stock Merchants having been encouraged by the President to make 
a Tryall of Ohev Goods, and produceing the following sorts Viz* : 

Ps:. 

Allajaes Gorge 1 1 : 17 



Muttafoons 
Goaconcherulaej 
Colloway Poose 
Cotton Romalls 



2: 5 
9: 13 
3: 17 
9: 19 



Which they have offer'd to the President and Councill at Pag^ : 43 -^ Gorge, 
alledgeing they stand them in so much : but compareing them witb the Metchle- 
patam Invoices, find[them] to be very dear; however for their Encouragem* : 
they were long since offer'd 3o pag^ : ^ Gorge one with another, that being near 
the Metchlep"' : prizes, which they for a long time having refused, were this day 
sent for and offer'd 37 pag' : f- Gorge, which they accepted of. 

It is therefore Order'd that they be Bmbaled, and in the Invoice to put the 
Metchlepatam prizes against each specie. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho : Weight - 

M: Empson. 

Thom': Maeshall. 

John Meveeell. 



Ship Bone Voyage, Ignaus Manuel Perez, Pilot, saild for Pegu. 
Ship MaddapoUam, Maul Cawn Noquedah saild for Pegu. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1700 



73 



-FORT ST. Gi:OBGE, BEPTEMBUB 1700 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesidbjst & Govebnour 
Thomas Wright 
Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell 
Mess''^ : Ellis & Bmpson indisposed 



Tuesday 
]Oth 



Order'd that William Jennings be Assistant to the Warehousekeeper in the 
room of William Bull. 



M' : Thomas Wright late Sea Customer pays into the R* : Hon'' 
pany : cash One thousand Pagodas on Acco' : Sea Custom's. 



Com- 



The President read his Mint Acco*' : for the months June, July & August last 
.particulars Viz* : 

June 

To Cuatom on Gold coin'd in y'^ : Mint 
To Custom on Silver 



To Custom on Gold 
To Custom on Silver 



July 



August 



... Pags 
... Rups 


: 56 
: 217 


: 5: 
: 2: 


~ 


... Par : 
... Rups : 


32: 
122: 


6: 
14: 


40 


... Par : 
... Rup^ : 


10: 
590: 


34: 

8: 


- 


iz' : 

... Pag« : 


99; 
1615; 


; 9: 
: 6: 


4 
8 



To Custom on Gold , 

T(i Custom on Silver 

and pays into the R' : Hon''''^ : Compapys cash Viz' 

For custom of G(jld coin'd 

For ffanams deliv<^ : out of Mint ., 

For copper Cash ... ... ... ... ,. 340: — — 

and delivers to the Warehousekeeper on Acco* : Revenues of Silver and Coinage 
Rupees 15 [3] 5:6. 

Order'd that John Jacobs and John Bonard be Entertain'd souldiers in this 
Grarrison. 

M' : Richard Hunt Tobacco Manager, read his Acco'^ : of Tobacco sold for the 
months of May, June, July and August last. 



Wm : Jen- 
nings Order'd 



to the 

WarehouBe- 
keeper. 
Pag ; 1000 
paid into 
casb on 
Acoo* ; Sea 
CuBtonis. 
The Mint 
AccotK : for 
June, July k. 
August, 
read. 



Two persons 
enta : 
Soldiers. 
The Tobacco 
Managers 
accot: for 
May^ Jane, 
July and 
August read. 



The Warehousekeeper is order'd to sell Rup'* : at 355 for One hundred Pago- 
da's being answerable to the Price of seventeen Dollars 'p Ten Pagodas. 

Tho: Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom": Marshall. 
John Merverell. 

Ship Saree Salam [Lacuna in the original] saild for Pegu. 

Received by Overland Peons, General Letter from President Colt &c* : 
Coancill at Sarat dated 8"' : July last, with copy of their Protest to S' : Nichola's 
Waite of the 6*'' : ditto. Also General Letter from the Generall &o* : Oouncill at 
-Bombay dated the 24"" : May last, with all papers inclosed. 



Rupee? to bt 
sold at 355 
for Ten Pags 



74 



Records of Fort St. George 



•FORT ST. GEORGE, SUPTHMBER 1700- 



Thoksday 

12T11 



Letter from 
the Majority 
of the Coun- 
cill at Port 
8*: David 
complainiDg 
of the Dep : 
Govr: 
Letters 
received, 
read. 



TnaSDAY 

17 



Received General Letter from tlie Majority of the Councill at ffort S':: 
David dat : 7"" : Instant. 

Att a Consultation Exiraordy : 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govebnour 

Thomas Weight 
Matthkw Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Merveeell 
M'' : Ellis indisposed 

General Letter from the Majority of the Councill at Fort S' : David dated 
the 7''' : Instant, read, complaining of a gpnerall Disatisfaction in the Deputy 
Governours Deportment toward« his Councill, concerning which there are severall 
private Letters to the Governour, as also to some of the Couucill, which shall be 
speedily considered, to prevent the ill consequences that may insue. 

Generall Letters from Surat dated the 8"" : July last, and from Bombay dated 
the 24"' : May last, with the severall papers therewith received, all read. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho: Weight. 
M: Empson. 
Thom": Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letters to the Dep : Governour &c* : Councill at ffort 
S*: David, and to the Deputy Governour particularly, both of yesterdays Date;; 
also to the Majority of the Councill of this Date. 

Att a Consultation 



The Bond 
for appear- 
ance of 
Clandins 
MasBOn to be 
put in aait 
in the 
Admty : 
Ooart. 
Fags: 1000 
to be paid 
the Taymr : 
for Garrison 
oharfces. 
Henry 
I.I ars hall 
Writer 
reqt": to lay 
down the 
Oomps : 
Service 
W""'! : is 
granted. 



present 

Thomas! Pitt President & Govbrnoue 

Thomas Weight 
Mattheav Empson 

The Councill being duly sumon'd 

Mess"' : Ellis, Marshall, & Meverell indisfos^d 
I'he Attorney Generall is Order'd to put in suit in the Court of Admiralty, 
the Bond dated the 15"' : May 1 696 for one thousand Pagodas given by Mess" : 
Daniel Chardin & Samuel Browne, for the appearance of Claudius Massons person,, 
he being absconded. 



Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

Henry Marshall by his request in writing, desireing to lay down the R* : 
Hon'''^ : Comp" : Service, in order to go home by the next returning ship, upon 
which being sent for to know the reason, he answers, that having news by the last 
ships of his fathers death, hee goes home to take care of the Estate left him. 

It is resolved that the same be granted, and that Thomas Matthews be at the 
Sea Gate in his room. 



Diary and Gonsultation Book, 1700 75 



FOBT ST. GHORGE, SEPTEMBER 1700 [17^=] 

Peter de Pomera &G'' : Arrac farmers, pays into the H': Hon''''': Comp'* : cash llfli^to'^ 
Five hundred Pagodas on that account for two months, ending the 14* : July Cash on 

ri J. aooot ; of the 

■i<^°^- Arrac farm. 

Tt having been an Epidemical complaint ngainat the working Goldsmiths of *^f°^'^'^'''\ 
•this l-'lace, of their unreasonable and unjust abaseing all Gold and Silver deliver'd mg Goid- 
iihem to work up, by which all people have been great loosers when they come to «™i*''^- 
Dispose of the same ; To prevent this great Mischeif for the future, Wee the 
Gov"" : & Councill do order, that on & after the 29*'' : day of this present Methods for 
September 1700, that no Gold nor Silver shall be wrought up in this place nor the ^3nt;oji'"'nf 
limits thereof, otherwise than tbe coin, but what shall be brought to the Essay- the same. 
master at the Mini, which if found to be according to the standard hereafter 
■mentioned then he shall stamp it with a stamp made for that purpose, which is a 
Lyons head and Letter A the Letter to be alter'd yearly according to the 
Alphabet. 

All wrought Silver to be English Standard. 

All wrought Gold not to be worse than Pagoda Matt. 

And whatsoever wrought Silver or Gold the Essaymaster shall find when 
hrought to him, to be under the aforesaid Matt, he shall cause it to be broke in 
peices, and the Goldsmith that wrought such plate, shall be forthwith carried 
before some one Justice of the Choultry, who upon information upon Oath from 
the Essaymaster, that such Plate he then produces is worse than the standard 
aforemention'd, then such Justice shall committ the Offender to Prison till next 
Court day when by the Justices of the Choultry, the person or persons so offending 
shall be fin'd or receive such punishment as the notoriousness of their crime 
deserves. 

And whereas there are severall things wrought in Gold and Silver, which by 
reason of their smallness are UBcapable of being stamp'd, 'tis Order'd that such 
small work either Silver or Gold, shall be brought to the Essaymaster to be 
touch'd by him, and if found under touch, then the offender to be proceeded 
against, as in the case of large Plate to be stamp'd. 

Furthermore, It is required & Order'd that no person whatsoever make any 
wrought Plate or Employ any Goldsmith to make the same, but before he pays 
such Goldsmith, hee shall bring or cause to be brought the Plate so wrought to 
be stamp'd or Touch'd, on failure of which and proof made of the same, a Quarter 
part of the Value of said Plate shall be forfeited, one third part of which, to be 
paid unto our Church, one third to the Company, and one third to the Informer or 
Discoverer thereof. 

And if any one shall presume or offer to counterfeit the Stamp, hee shall bee 
proceeded against in the Court of Admiralty where hee shall be punished or fined 
according to the merit of the fact. 

Wee further Order, wrought Plate stamp'd or touch'd by the Essaymaster, so 
that it be of the same standard hereby Order'd, that it Pays unto the Essaymaster 
half a fanam Madrass for each Taguda. 

Wee also order, that the Essaymaster keep an exact acco* : of what Silver or 
Gold hee stamps or touches, with an Acco* : of what hee receives for the same, 
and produce the same monthly in Councill. 

And that none may have cause to plead Ignorance in this our Order for 
stamping of all wrought Gold and Silver, It is resolved that the same be Affixt at 
-the Sea Gate, in the English, Portuguez, Armenian, [Persian], Jentu & Malabar 
Languages, 

Tho: Pitt. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



76 



Records of Fort St. Qeorge, 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1700- 



By Peons to Policlierry to be sent by two French men of -warr proceeding 
thence for Surat, Dispatch'd Generall Letter to President Colt : &c'' : Councill of 
yesterdays date, incloseing our Journall parcells and Acco' : Currant with that 
Presidency, from the year 1691. Also Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Bombay of 
yesterdays date. 

Received Generall Letters from Metchlepatam of no Date, and from Madda- 
pollam dated the 5*'' : Instant, with the several papers inclosed in both Pacquets. 

Received Generall Letter from Yizagapatam dated 20*'': July last with their 
Acco* : of the R* : Hon''''^ : Comp' : cash for the month June last. 



Peiliat 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoub 
Thom^: Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Meveeell 
M" : Ellis indispos'd 

General Letter to the R* : Hon'''^ : Company of this Date to Paragraph 66. 
Also Generall Letters from Metchlepatam of no Date, from Maddapollam dated 
the 6"' : Instant and from Vizagapatam dated 20"" : July last, all read. 



M"': Francis Bett Prov' : Storekeeper read his Acco"* : for the months of July 
and August last, and pays into the H' : Hon"''®: Comp^ : cash Three hundred i 
Pagodas on that account, being for stores sold. 



Part of a 
Letter to the 
Compa. : 
& Letters 
from ye : 
Subordinate 
factorys, 
read. 

Storekeepers 
Accots : for 
July & 
August read, 
and SOO pags : 
paid into 
cash on that 
A coot : 



Page : 50 be 
repaid 

Ml'! Bett for 
briiiging up 
the Wt : 
Coast books 
in ^i> euanee 
of ye : 
Comps : 
orders. 
Land Custom 

July and and August last particulars Viz* : 

August read 



Ordered that Fifty Pagodas be paid M'' : Francis Bett, being so much received 
by him as a Gratuity for bringing up those Books when he went to the West Coast, 
and afterwards repaid back, but since allowed by the R* : H : C : in the 39 
Parag: of their Letter dated the 2P' : November 1699, upon what wee wrote 
them about that matter. 



M'' : John Meverell Land Customer read his acco 



Choultry Cusrom .., 
Trivlecane Custom 
Ruble Brokers 
Cloth Brokers 
Registring Slaves 



Choultry Custom ... 
Trivlecane Custom 
Ruble Brokers 
Cloth Brokers 
Registring Slaves 



July 



August. 



CO*': 


for the months 


.. P" 


: 594 


10 


58 




__ 


3 


45 


•■ 


73 


2 


10 


,) 


10 


31 


60 


- „ 


1: 


20: 


— 


Pag« 


G79: 


32: 


,3 


.. P« 


: 488 


13 


65 




_ 


5 


40 


» 


69: 


25 





■ ■ >' 




27 


45 



>f July 



359: 7: 70 



p^d into^^ ^"<i P^}"' i^i^^o *^^i6 R'' : Hon'''' 
Cash on iSix Pag'' : on that account, 

accot : Land 
Custom. 



Comp' : cash One thousand one hundred Seventy 



Diary and Consultation Honk, 1700 



77 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, ISEPTEMBER 1700- 



M"' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper read Bis Accot" : for the months July 
& August last, and pays into the k* : Hon*''*'^ Comp' : cash Four thousand Pagodas 
on Aeco' : Goods & Silver sold, and M"" : Richard Hunt Tobacco iManager pays 
Four hundred & fifteen Pagodas on Aoco* : Tobacco sold. 

Tho: Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Ship Rowland arrived from Vizagapatam and Metchlepatam and brought the 
follow" : General! Letters Viz' : 

from the Cheif &c* : Councill dated the 4*'' : Ins' : with Invoice & Bill Lading 

for 186 bales Ac" : amounting to Pag' = 11079 : 7 : 3, 
from the Cheif of Vizagapatam dated the 16"': Instant, 
from the Cheif Ac" : Councill of Metchlepatam dated 23'^ : Instant, with 

Invoice & Bill Lading for 96 bales am'^ : to Pag^ : 26039 : 25 : 3. 
from M"": Samuel Woolston dated the li'*": Ins' : and from Bengali dated 
the 10* : July last, w*'' : all papers mcntion'd in their several respective 
Lists. 
The Govern our and Councill sign'd the following Order, 

Ship Ho wland being this evening arriv'd from Metchlepatam and Vizagapatam, 
the Warehousekeeper is Order'd with all expedition to unlade the following. 



[27^"] 



Warehouse 
Accot ; foi' 
July & 
Augnet rearl 
and pays into 
Cash 4000 
pans: for 



Cash f ,11 
Tobaooo 
sold. 



29Ta 



SUNDA-J 
do: 



Some bales 
from the 
Northera 
faotorys to 
be unloacjen 
from the 
HowlaDd, for 
inspection. 



From Vizagapatam. 



Strip'd Betteela's Brown Viz' 



N°: B Bales 2 
C „ S 



oc 

+ 
OB 



Europe Cloth Vis 



Bales 



14 bales which 
being Brown, 
a e to be wash'd. 

2 
4 
5 
4 
1 



All the Bengali Packing Stuff put on Shore there from Ship Benjamin, 
and all freight Goods. 

Long Cloth N":0. 3 Bal : J 

Salampores Ord^ : ... ... ,, 4 „ 1 

Strip'd Betteela's „ 1 „ 1 



bales, for our 
Inspection. 



78 Records of Fort St. GeoTije 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1700- 

' ^™J Metchlei>atam Goods. 

Bale 1 
I 

1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
jj 1 

i 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 



LFO 


+ N° 


: 1 


P 


+ .. 


1 


BP 


+ „ 


1 


GS 


+ „ 


1 


SF 




2 


P 




2 


DMF 




1 


SH 




2 


GB 




1 


OB 




1 


IZ 




2 


CH 




22 


CB 




1 


SG 




2 


A 




2 


R 




2 


SPP 




i 



17 Bales, for our Inspec- 
tion. 



Maddapollam Goods. 



LFC N° : 2 Bale 1 
GS „ 1 „ 1 

BP „ 2 .. 1 



3 bales, for our Inspection. 
Thomas Pitt. 

FeaNOIS BliLIS. 

Thomas "Weight. 
Mato : Bmpson. 
Thom« : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Monday Att a CohSOLTATiojr 

30" Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govbbnodb 

Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thom': Maeshall 

John Meveeell 

Cloth bronght There being some cloth, lying in the Godown brought in by the Joint Stock 

Joint^ Stock Merch*' : on their old Contract, which either by Badness or Shortness in Length & 
Mer^hts : breadth are unfitt for Europe, It is Order'd that the Warehousekeeper Affix 
Europeto be ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^®* Gate, signifying that such Cloth be put up to sale at Publick 
sold at Outcry, and the Produce thereof paid into the R* : Hon'''^ : Comp' : Cash. And 

G?n°ifam» of whoTeas there are also about Eight hundred peices of 16 Coved Ginghams, 
18 coveds to brought in by the Joint Stock I^ferchants on the old Contract and they being 
proMbitsd'"' considerable in arrears upon that Contract, wee think it adviseable not to refuse 
by ye: these, notwithstanding the R' : Hon^'"^: Company have order'd that no more 

°°h^P* = * should be sent them. 

Letter! re- Generall Letters from the Cheif Ac" : Coun" : of Vizagapatam dated the 4"" : 

ceived.read. ^ yth . Instant, from the Cheif of Vizagapatam dated the le'": Instant &c* : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 



79 



-FORT ST. GSOBGE, SEPTEMBER 1700- 



[30th] 



papers from MetcUep™ : dated 23'' : Instant, and M' : Samuel Woolston dated 
the 14*'' : Instant ; also from Bengali dated the 10 July last, all read. 

M"^ : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his Acco* : Disbursements 
month August last, particulars Viz' : 



for the Paymaster's 
Aooct : for tha 
mo : AngOit, 



Charges Garrison 
Charges Generall 
Charges Cattle 
Acco' : Present 
Charges Merchandize 

Diet 

Factors Provisions 
Charges Kxtraordinary 
Metchlopatam ... 

West Coast 

Fortifications & Repairs 



Pa; 



1124: 19 
308: 29 

19: 9 
3: 32 

— : 10 
229 : 30 
57«: 10 

14: 35 
102 : 34 

10: 21 

30: 1 



Pag\- 2,421 : 14 



Order'd that One thousand Pagoda's be 
master to defray Charges Garrison. 



M' 



Thomas Marshall Pay- P^gs : i,ooo 

■' orderM the 
Paymaster 
for defraying 
charges 
Garrigon. 



Order'd that John Holston be Gunners Mate of the Outworks. 



John Holston 
entertain'd 
Gunrs: Mate 
of y» : Out- 
worVs. 

M'" : Kmpson 
to be Cheif 
Jnatice of the 
Choultry. 
A ceo': Salary 
for i year to 
the Comp": 
Serv's : to be 
drawn oat. 



M'' : Thomas Wright being in the warehouse, and not having time to attend 
the Choultry, It is therefore order'd that M"" : Matthew Empson be Cheif Justice 
of the Choultry in his room. 

The Accomptant is order'd to draw out the Acco' : Salary due to the R' : 
H : Comp' : Servants ending the 29"" : Instant, and the Paymaster to Muster 
Ship Howlands Company of men and report the same. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Brigantine Commerce George Weoley Master arrived from Bengfall, by whom 30 
received Generall Letter from the President Ac": Councill dated the 5''': Instant, 
with the severall papers as ^ List of the Pacquet. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S' : David of this date. Octobib 

Wednes- 
day 
2i> : 

Ship Howland being ready to take in her Lading for England, the Ware- si^'p how- 
housekeeper is order'd to ship off sufficient for the same, takeing care that all fo?'EaeUn°^ 
the fine Goods be sent, and the Pepper as the Comander desires it. to be ship'd 

off. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Thom^ : Wkight, 
Matt : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Mevrhell. 



The following Order was sign'd by the Governour & Counci 



Rp.cnrdfi of Port 8f. George 



Fbidat 4 



Letters sent 
& leceiv'd, 
read. 

The Ware- 
housekeeper 
to agree for 
300 Candys 
Eed wood at 
2i pngs : 

M> : John 
Styleman 
upon his re- 
quest, hath 
leave to go 
■for Kngrland. 



FOET ST. GEORGH, OCTOBER 1700 

Att a Consd(,tation 
Present 

Thomas Pjtt Pkesidunt & Goveenoue 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Kmpson Thomas Marshall 

JouN MevekelF; 

General! Letter to the R*: Hon'''": Company dated the 27*'' : September last 
from Parag: 66 to 77 from Bengali dated the S"" : September last, To Bengali, 
Metchlepatam, Maddap" : & Vizagapatam of this Date, all read. 

The Warehousekeeper reports, that hee cannot Buy any Redwood under 
2J pag' : ^ Candy, and to advance hnlf the money before hand. So considering 
the Dutch and new Company are Buying up great quantitys, ' 'J'is resolved & 
Order'd hee agrees for three hundred Candys upon those term's. 

M'': John Styleman in writing, requesting our Leave to take his Passage for 
England upon Ship Howland, Resolved that the same be granted, and that he 
has accomodation in the great Cabbin, 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho : Weight 

M : Empson. 

Thom* : Maeshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Dispatoh'd ^ Pattamars the following Pacq*' : Viz' : To Metchlepatam, 
Maddapollam, Vizagapatam and Bengali all of Yesterdays date, with the several! 
papers mentioned in the respective General! Letters. 

Received General! Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 28"' : September 
last with the Sev' : papers as "^ List from N° : 1 to N° : 13, also their Journal! 
parcells and Account Currant with this place comenceing ^"° : May 1699 ending 
April J 700. Likewise a General! Letter from the Deputy Governour dated the 
27*^ : past, and all other papers as therein mentioned. 



TOESDAY 
7Tn 



The Store- 
keeper to re- 
deliver Ten 
barrells of 
English 
powder to 
Capt : Prower, 
tor SO much 
spared at 
Vizagapatam. 
Letters from 
Fort S* : 
David, read, 
and their 
Merohts : 
proposealls 
for 30,000 
pags ; In- 
vesiment 
approv'd 
upon acme 
alteration! 
henbe. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govbrnode 

Feakois Ellis ' Thomas Weight 

Matthew Kmpson Thom" : Marshall 

John Meverell 

The Cheif & Council! of Vizagapatam adviseing in their General! Letter 
dated the 4* : Instant of Cap' : William Prowers having spared them Tenn 
barrells Powder, and he now pi'oduceing M"" : Stables receipt for the same, the 
Storekeeper is Order'd to deliver Cap' : Prower ten Barrells English Powder. 



General] Letters from the Dep : Govern' : of Fort S' : David dated the 27**^ : 
Sep': last, and from the Dep: Gov'': & Council! dated the 28"": ditto, both 
read : in the latter was sent us proposealls by their Merchants for an Investment 
of Thirty thousand Pagodas, which wee approve of, except the number of midling 
Long Cloth, one Moiety wliereof to be taken off, and in Lieu the Amount in 
Commees & Neckcloths to be Agreed, & for their direction in the abatement 
between number to number, that wee send them copy of our last Contract. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 81 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1700 [7th] 

Ensign Thomas Salmon for deserting the Garrison and for drawing off EnBign 
severall men with him, having lain in Prison some months ; for many considera- desmrng^'the 
tions have tho* : fitt to send him home upon Ship Howland on Charterparty Garrison to 
Account, and there being arrears of wages due to him (having had but two EngiTiid°Ind 
pagodas ^ Mensem since in Prison) which by Law or equity he ought not to be some small 
allow'd, having been under confinement and done no service for the same ; but De^efarys. °' 
considering his condition, that hee has neither apparell uor any manner of neces- 
sarys for the Voyage, the Paymaster is Order'd to give him Ten Pagodas, and 
that there be an Order for hit, going aboard forfhwith. 

Serjant Owen having serv'd some time in this Garrison and being under SerjantOwen 
great discontent of mind from being from his Wife and Children in England, in g^^'j/^J^ 
SO much, that he has offer'd violence to himself, 'Tis order'd that he be Dis- why. 
charg'd and that he takes his passage on Ship Howland. 

'Tis order'd that Thomas Hitchman & John Ireland who was brought here Two men ly 
from ffort S' : David upon Ship Colchester, who were taken aboard by a Dane '^^f "Jckin'of 
at Acheen, having been concern'd in severall Piracies in the South Sea's, but there Piraiy tote 
being no evidence against them, otherwise than their own Declaration that they En'i^nd 
were forc'd to serve in a Pirot, 'Tis thought convenient to prevent their Infect- 
ing others, that they be sent home on Ship Howland and their declarations with 
them, and that the Paymaster provides them necessary apparell for the Voyage. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^: Marshall. 
John Mevebell. 

Keceived Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 5"" : Instant. 8 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S* : David of this date. 



Att a Consultation f biday 

llTH 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveknoub 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meveeell 
The Councill being duly Scmmon'd 

Generall Letter to the R* : Hon''''' : Company dated the 27"" : September last Letter to the 
& 10*" : Instant, from Parag : 77 to 85, read. Compa^: to^^ 

Resolved that the Secretary give orders to Cap* : Prower for receiveing of The secre- 
Diamonds on board Ship Howland, as they are bro': to him to be Registred. tary toeive 

° orders for 

receiveiajf 
Diamonds on 
Ship How- 
land, for 
England. 



Fort I 



Ordered that Four thousand Pagodas be paid to Botchu Chittefi & Colastree, 
■teing for one Bill of Exchange drawn by the Dep : Govern': Ac": Councill at Davidbiu 
fiFort S* : David dated the 5'" : Instant, ori^TtTho 

paid. 

Ordered that Thomas Crum be Discharg'd the Gunroom crew at his request Men i ieohar- 
and David Lee be Bntertain'd therein. b'<i & ^nter- 

tain'd in the 



aroom. 



82 



Records of Fort Si. George 



[IIXH] 



Mesa'-a : 
Dolben & 
Btylemnu are 
indebted to 
y« : Comp* : 
The Aooo* : of 
the Comp» : 
cash for Stp- 
tember, read, 



-FORT 8T. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1700- 



The Aocomptant is order'd to hixamine the Generall books, whether Mess": 
John Dolben and Jolm Styleman are anyways indebted to tiie R' : Hon''''': 
Company & report the aarae. 



The President read his Acco' : of the R* : Hon'"''' 
September last, Ballance being Pag" : 34906 : 28 : 2. 



Comp' : Cash for the month 



Thu: Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Bmpson. 
Thom» : AIaeshali.. 
JoHK Meverell. 



Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 10*'' : Instant with 
their Pacquet to the R' : Hon''''' : Company (under a flying seal for our peruseall) 
to be sent '^ Ship Howland. Also copy of their Consultations & Diarys 
comenceing January 169-| Ending ultimo December 1699. 

The following order was sign'd by y^ : Gov"" : & Councill. 

To Cap* : William Prower Com"": of Ship Howland. 
Wee require you to receive on board your Ship Thomas Hitchman and John 
Ireland in Irons, and keep them so till you sail out of this road, and when you 
come near any Port, you are to put them again in Irons to prevent their Bscape- 
ing, and on your arrival in England, you are to advise the Company and follow 
their orders for the Disposeall of 'em. They were apprehended at Malacca for 
being concern'd in several Piracies in the South Sea's, and their own Declara- 
tions which goes with them, confirms their having sail'd up & down in Pirats. 
Wee cannot avoid sending 'em home to prevent their perverting others, which 
Mallafactors have already brought great Dishonour to our nation in these parts, 
as well as unspeakeable Prejudice to the Company's Affairs. Dated in Fort S' : 
George the i4»'' : October 1700. 

Thomas Pitt. 

Feanois Ellip. 

Thom'' : Weight. 

Matt : Bmpson. 

Tho : Marshall. 

John Mevebell. 



Received Generall Letter from Metchlepatam, dated the 29*: September last, 
with their Diarys & Consultations comenceing 6"': August to the 20"^ : September 
last. Also a paper of proposealls from their Merchants for an Investment of 
Pag^ : 41762 : 18 deliverable in August next. 



Tuesday 

15tii 



BilU to be 
diawn on 
ye : Comp« 
for Pags : 
•19 : 6 paid 
into their 
cash of 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govurnoue 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Thom' : Marshall 

Mess'^° : Ellis & Meveeell indisposed 

M'' : Mathew Empson late Paymaster pays into the R' : Hon'''* : Companys 
Cash Pag' : 49 : 6 being further part of the Estate of M' : Batson Pearson 
deceas'd. Ordei-'d that Bills be given him by us on the Hon''''': Comp": payable 
to his relations in England. 



Dlanj itnd Consultation Book, 1700 83 

FORT ST. GEOBQE, OCTOBER 1700— [15 h] 

The President having provided Cloth and look'd after the Painting of Chints, Chines of tu« 

-of this place, whereupon some being lately brought iu and approved by us very dld^b^'^I'" 

propper for the Europe Market, are order'd to be taken in, calculateing the prime President to 

cost of the Cloth, what has and is to be paid j" : Painters, and the Warehouse- &^La°d6n on 

keeper is Order'd to Embale the same and Lade them on board the Rowland. the Howiand 

for England. 



How- 

3da 



The Paymaster reports the Muster of Ship Rowlands Company to be 
Eighty men & Boys. M^.^er rou 

reported. 

General! Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 10"" : Instant and from ^«".«" 
Metchlepatam dated the 29*'' : September last, both read. ,ead. 

Ordered that Two thousand Pa^" : be paid Vengana & Ramana, being for Dg'y'/^iii 
one Bill of Exchange drawn by the Dep : Gov'' : (tc'' : Oouncill of Fort 8* : David Exchange 
■dated the 5* : Instant. °^jj'-''* '<> ^o 

The Accomptant reporting that Mess" : John Dolben and John Styleman Certificates 
: are not anyways indebted to the R' : Hon'''" : Company upon their Generall Books, ||^^°„ . 
Order'd that Certificates be accordingly given them. Coibeu* 

Styleman, 
they heing 
~" not indebted 

to the 
Conipa : 

Order'd that David Davids be Entertain'd a Souldier in this Garrison in the Exchange of 

stead of John Davis, he being Discharg'd upon his request of returning home ^ mfde^i' 

Ship Howiand and John Hopkins, Thomas Wetherly, Richard Ranwi[th] & John severaii 

Dennis are ail Discharg'd tlie Gunroom. y'-Gunfi 



Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster Pags t looo 
to defray charges Garrison. pIymr"/for 

charges 
Garrison. 

Agreed that what Brown Cloth brought ashore here at any times to be Brown cioth 
wash'd, may be Exported agaui upon paying 2^ ^ Cent custom. b™ waX *° 

only, to par 
2i 1^ Cent 
custom. 

Charles Bugden nearly related to M'' : Zouch Troughton (who died in his ^^on 
passage home on the Fame) being under some apprehentiou that his papers may Bugdeus 
be Lost or Bmbezled, have requested of us a certificate that the said M"" : Troughton request a 
nor M' : John Cheney (whose relict he married) are not Indebted to the R* : given^tbat '' 
Hon'"''' : Company in this Presidency, which wee now grant him, in regard that zouch 
M' : Troughton had a Certificate to the same purport as '^ Order of Consultation jnoTohene* 
the "ap"" : October 1698. deed' are 

' not indebted 

to ye: 
Compa : 

Order'd that Pag': 4: 8: 1 be paid M"" : John Hutchinson and Pag° ; 5: Jn" : Hut- 
11 to M'': Henry Marshall, being for Salary due to them from the 25'^: March e'enry" * 
last to the time of their Dismission from the R^ : Hon"'" : Comp' : Service. Marshall 

^ their Salary 

Order'd to be 
paid them. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^: Marshall. 

Twelve a clock at noon, Ship Howiand, fired a Gun, signifying her being fully 16 
Laden. 



84 



Eecordti of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1700- 



Wbdnhs- 

DAY 16 



Latter part 
of a Letter 
to ye : 
Compa : & 
ye : 

Uowlands 
Dispatch 
read & sign 'd. 
One of the 
Gunroom 
orew 
disoharg'd. 



Att A Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesident & Governour 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom" : Marshall 

John Mevmrell 
M« : Ellis indisposed 

The remaining part of the Generall Letter to the R* : Hon''^'' : Company froms ^ 
Parag : 85 to 9S was read & sign'd, as also the Rowlands Dispatch for England. 



Order'd that Paul Springa be Discharg'd the Gunroom, he desireing it. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson, 
Thom^ : Marshall, 

Deliver'd the Comander of the Howland his Dispatch for England. 
Ship Howland Cap' : William Prower Com'' : saild for England. 



Fbiuay 18 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern^ : 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom^: Marshall 

The Councill being duly sumon'd 
M« : Ellis indispos'd 

Order'd that Padro Lacruiz be Entertain'd in the Gunroom. 



• M"": Thomas Wright late Sea Customer read his Sea Custom Accounts for 
the month July last particulars Viz' : 

To Custom of Goods Imported & Exported this 

month 
To Custom on Grain 
To Anchorage ... 
To Salvage 
To ffreight f Rubie from Beng" : 



^ar*s A^coo't^" Charles Bugden Secretary read his Acco* : Fees for Passes for month 

FeTs^for""" ' September last amount to four Pagodas, and pays into the R' : Hon*"" : Comp^ ;.- 

Passes for fa ; 

September (jash Pag' : 2 : 24 their part. 



Portugupz 
Entertain'd 
in the 
■Gnnroom. 
Sea Custom 
Aooots ; for 
the mO : July 
read. 



Pag- 


1861- 


2b 


98 


„ 


381: 


22 


25 


,, 


98 


— 


— 


,, 


19: 


22 


— 


" 


120: 


16 


96 


Pa: 


2481: 


15 


19 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1700 



85 



■FORT ST. GEOBGE, OCTOBER 1700- 



[18th] 



The President proposes the ffarming out the Tobacco and Beetle for Eight 
thousand Pag': f! annum to be collected in the same manner as now by the 
R' : Hon^'" : Company, the further resolution whereof, is referred to our next 
meeting. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 



The ffarininjf 
of ye : 
Tobacco i 
Beetle tor 
8000 pago : 
■^ann: 
propos'd by 
yf : Prpsid* : 



Delivered a Pass to Bvigantine Commerce burthen thirty ton George Weoley 21 
Master bound on a trading Voyage on the Coast of India, and in the night said 
Brigantine sail'd, by whom sent Generall to S'' : John Gayre Generall of India &c* : 
Councill at Bombay dated the 19*: Instant, incloseing a short Letter for the 
R' : Hon'' : Company of this date adviseing the Dispatch of Ship Howland for 
England. 



Att A Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern" : 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell 
Mk : Ellis indisposed 

The President pays into the R' : H : Comp^ : cash Two hundred 
Pagodas, being for the permission of Passage of the following persons on 
Howland for England, Viz* : 

John Dolben Esq'' : Pa 

John Styleman 



MONDA* 

2lTS 



eight 
Ship 



James Perriman 
John Mabb 
John Hutchinson 
Henry Marshall 
Styleman Gostlin 
Augustin Barton 



Pag^: 208 



Pags ■ 208 
ptt : into 
Cash for 
Pa88onger» 
on ye : 
Howland. 



Governour Comans having been some time at Policat, and the Dispatch of 
the Howland preventing the doing it before. It is agreed that Mops''' : Empson 
& Meverell proceed on Wednesday next with a complementing Letter from the 
Govern'' : & Councill. 



The Washers complaining of the smallness of their Pay for washing of the 
Companys Cloth and which they alledge to be the reason they cannot encrease 
the number of washers, having brought some from severall parts, who so soon as 
they have been inform'd of the prizes wee give, have deserted us, and now makeing 
great Investments, so that wee shall extreamly want washers to cure the cloth, for 
their encouragement wee have settled the following Prizes Viz': 

Fa 

Long Cloth ... ... at Pag° : 1 

Long Cloth Midling „ 1:4 

Long Cloth fine „ 1 : 10 

12 



Messrs : 
Empson <fc 
Meverell to 
complement 
ye : Dutch 
Gov' :. of this 
coast, be 
being at 
Policat. 
The Settle- 
ment for 
washing th» 
Comps • 
cloth. 



)J 



Gorge. 



Records of Fort St. George 



[21 SI] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1700 



4000 



Pag» 
paid into 
Oash by y« : 
Warehonse- 
keeper. 
The Calicos 
Godowns to 
be repaired. 



Pags : 1600 
paid into 
Caah on 
Aooot : Sea 
Cnafcoms. 
A Soldier 
Entertain' d. 



25 



26th 



Wkdnes- 

BAT 80 



Salampores fine ... ... ... „ 

Salampores Midling ... ... ... „ 

Moorees fine ... ... ... ... „ 

Moorees Ordinary ... ... ... ,, 

Succatnms ... ... ... ... ,, 

Betteelas Oringall ... ... ... „ 

Betteelas of 40 Coveds ... ... „ 

Ditto 50 

M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R* 
cash Four thousand Pao^odas on Acco* : Goods & Silver Sold. 



21' 
16 
12 

^^ J. ^ Gorge. 

25 
21 
25J 

Hon'''' : Companys 



Land CaBtom 
Bccot : for 
Sepr : mO : 
lead A 



The Warehousekeeper representing that the large Godown where the Calicoes 
Bmbaled for Europe are kept is much decayed in the floring, and that the White 
aunts have of late often begun to eat severall of the Bales, and to prevent th.e 
great damage that may ensue thereby, It is ordered that the Paymaster new ' 
Paive y"': Godown with Iron Stones, and lay them all in Chinam. 

M"" : Thomas Wright late Sea Customer pays into the R' : Eon"" : Comp^ : cash 
Eight hundred Pagoda's on Acco* : Sea Cuatoms, and M'' : Matt: Empson Sea 
Customer Eight hundred Pag^ : on that Account. 

Ordered that Michael Horton be Entertain'd a souldier in this Garrison. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^: Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

This morning Mess'^ : Empson & Meverell proceeded on their Journey for 
Policat and carried the President & Councills Letter to Gov'' : Comans of 
yesterdays date. 

Dispatched ^ Pattamars Generall Letters to Metchlepatam, Vizagapatam & 
Bengali all dated the 22** : Instant. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated tlie 22^ : Instant, with 
th.e severall pap" : mention'd. 

This Evening return'd Mess" : Empson & Meverell, and brought a Letter 
from Govern'' : Comans for the President & Councill dated 5"' : November 
1700. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governooe 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom°: Marshall 

John Meverell 
M» : Ellis indisposed 

M' : John Meverell read his Land Custom Accounts for the month. September 
last, particulai's Viz* : _ _ ^^ 

Choultry Custom 
Trivlecane Custom 
Ruble Brokers 
Cloth Brokers 
Registring Slaves 



... Pa: 


393: 


y 


V6 


„ 





4 


5 


„ 


16: 


15 


60 




2: 


25 


45 


... „ 


— : 


24 


— 


Pag": 


412 


27 


25 






Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 



87 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1700- 



and pays into the R"^ : Hon"': Companys Cash Four hundred fifty five 
Pagodas on that account, and Pag^ : 24 : 23 : 43 on Acco* : Town Conicoplies Duty 
from the '^™° : February to the ultimo September last. 



Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated 22'' 
received, read. 



Ins' : &c" : papers therewith 



Order'd that Six thousand Fag": be paid Vengana & Maura Chittee being 
for one Bill of Exchange drawn by the Dep : Govern'' : &c* : Council! of Fort S' : 
David dated the [20'^:'] lustant. 



M' : Thomas Maishall Paymaster 
month Sep'' : last, particulars Viz* : 
Charges Garrison 
Diet 

Charges Generall 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Merchandize 
Charges Extraordiuary ... 
Fortifications & Eepairs ... 



read his Acco* : Disbursements for the 



Pa 



Jill 
323 

861 
18 



2 

6 
24 

4 

— : 18 
20: 36 
2.5: 14 



Paff^: 1860: 31 



[30th] 

Pags : 455 
paid into 
Cash on that 
accot : and 
Pags : 24. : 
23 : 43 for 
Town Coni- 
coplys dnty. 
Letter &oa : 
papers from 
Port 8* 
David, read. 
Fort St : 
David bill 
Exchange 
order'd to be 
paid. 
Paymrs : 
Accots : for 
Sepr : read. 



Generall Letter to the Deputy Govern'' : and Councill & to 
Governour only, both dated the 29**^ : Instant, read & approv'd. 

M"" : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R* : Hon''''' : Comp' 
Ten thousand Pagodas on Acco' : Silver & Goods sold. 



the Dep : 
Cash 



The Warehousekeeper reports that in persuance of our Consultation dated the 
30*'' : Sep"" : last, he has sold at severall times at Publick Outcry to the amount 
of Pag' : 2127 : 29 : 42 of the Cloth in the Joint Stock Merchants Godown, and 
finding that Long Cloth Ordinary &c* : that has holes in it sells at under rates, 
It is therefore Order'd that the remaining Cloth be kept till wee see whether 
the RufEagurs comes from Bengali or not. 

The Accomptant sent the last half years salary due to the R* : Hon''''' : 
Companys Serv*' : ending the 29*'': September last Amo* : to Pag^: 978: 11: 
Order'd that the same be paid. 

Order'd that One thousand Pag* : be paid M"' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

Translate of a Letter from Govern"" : Comans at Policat dated 5*'': Nov"" : 
N.S. read. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Weight. 
N ■ M : Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



Letters to 
Fort St : 
David, read. 
Pags : lOOOO 
paid into 
CaBh by the 
Warehouse- . 
keeper. 
No more of 
the turn'd 
ont Cloth 
belonging to- 
ye : Merchts t 
to be sold & 
why. 

The Accot : 
Salary 
order'd to 
he pd I the 

Servants. 
PagS : 1000 
Order'd the 
Paymr : for 
Charges 
Garrison. 
Translate of 
a Letter from 
Ciovr : 
Ooinans, 
read. 



This morning Dispatch 'd Generall Letters to the Deputy Govern'': &c*: 31 
Councill of Fort S* : David and to the Dep : Governour only both dated the 29*'' : 
Ins*: 

This Evening received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 29"' : 
Instant. 

12-A 



Records of Fort St, George 



November 



Wednes- 
day 6th 



Mint Aooots : 
for Septem- 
ber, read. 
Letters reed; 
& sent read' 



Bill from 
Fort St: 
David paid. 



Pags : 
12,000 paid 
into cash 
by the 
Warehouse- 
keeper. 
Metohle- 
patam bill 
Exchange 
order'd to be 
paid. 

To sell 
Perpetuanoea 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1700 

The President received a Letter from M"" : Daniel du Bois on board the 
Tavestock at Anjengo, who arrived there the 9"^ : past from England, incloseiag 
a Printed Act of Parliament for Incorporating the Old Bast India Company. 

This being the Kings birthday, was more particularly chosen for publishing 
the Act of Parliament for settleing our R' : Hon''''' ; Masters, upon occasion 
of both which Solemnitys, the Govern'- and Councill and all the Inhabitants of this 
place mett at the Coinpanys Garden House, where there was provided a splendid 
Entertainment. 

Received General! Letter from Metchlepatam, dated the 23*^ : October last, 
with the severall papers therein mention' d. 

Att a CoNSaiiTATION 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governouk 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson 

John Meveeell 

The Councill being duly summon'd 
M' Ellis indispos'd & M'' : Marshall at y* : Mount. 
The President read his Mint Acco*' : for the month September last. 



Peioe. 



Pbidat 



Generall Letters from Fort S*: David dated the 29"*: October last and Met. 
chlepatam, dated the 23'' : ditto. Also to Metchlepatam of this date read, and 
the latter approv'd. 

Whereas a Bill of Exchange drawn by the Deputy Govern'': &c*: Councill of 
Port S' : David dated the 28*'': October last for Four thousand Pag': being on the 
4*^ : Instant presented, 'twas unanimously approv'd to be then paid, and the same 
was accordingly paid. 

M'' : Thomas Wright, Warehousekeeper pays into the E' : Hon'"'' : Companjs 
cash Twelve thousand Pagodas on Acco* : Goods and Silver sold. 



Order'd that Ten thousand Pag' : be paid to Muddu Perrimal & Yendoor 
Trippaty, being for one Bill of Exchange drawn by the Cheif &c : Councill at 
Metchlepatam, dated the 23'* : October last. 

Whereas by Consultation of the 7* : August the Warehousekeeper was Order'd 
to sell Perpetuan^ : at Pag^: 5:18'^ peice, since which he has Dispos'd of none 
except for the use of the Garrison, So considering that they lye and Perish, 'Tis 
Order'd that he sell them off (if possible) at six Pagoda's "^ peice. 

Tho : Pitt, 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

John Meveeell. 



.1 



Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Metchlep"" : dated the 23'* : October last, with 
the severaU papers therein mention'd. 

The following Order was sign'd : by the Gov'' 

Order'd that Pag^ : 1088 : 1[8] be paid M 
Principal & Interest due on a Bond dated the IS**" 
sand Pagoda's. 



& Councill. 

Roger Braddyll, being both 
November 1699 for One thou- 



Thomas Pitt. 
Feanois Ellis. 
Thom"* : Weight. 
Matt: Empson. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1700 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1700 

Doud Cawn sent the President five Shawls with a kind Letter, which were -.c, 
receiv'd at the Garden, the Councill and many of the Inhabitants being present, 
whereupon 21 great guns were Discharg'd from the ffort. 

Att a Consultation Saturday 

Present 
Thomas Pitt President and Governour 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empsojs Thomas Maeshall 

John Meveeell 
M'' : Ellis indispos'd 
The President read hisAcco*: of the R* : Hon'"V- Companys cash for the The Accot : 
month October ]asfc, Ballauce being Pag' : 36258 : 15 : 4, also his Mint Account for Rt?H: O: 
ditto month. Charles Bugden Secretary read his ^cco' : Passes for ditto month and caeh for Goto- 
pays into the R' : Hon^'^ : Comp^ : cash Two Pag' : their part and M' : Thomas The Minf' 
"Wright Warehousek.eeperread his Warehouse Acco' : for the month September last ■*^«<=o*- 

° ^ The Secrjs : 

Acoo* : Fees 
for Passes 
and Ware- 
honse acoot : 
/ all read. 

Whereas there was an order issued out from the Govern'': & Councill dated '^^^?Z^^^°^ 
17*^' : September last for the effectuall preventing the Working Goldsmiths of this seprj:: 
7)lace from Debaseing Silver & Gold given them to work up, since which, there '•*** '.° "^^ 
having been numerous complaints to us, that the said order is impracticable & Goldsmiths 
vexatious to y^: Inhabitants, by reason that those who make Plate or Jewells of ^f'®^'^'*^ 
Silver or Gold commonly have Goldsmiths to work in their houses clandestenly, "' ^' 
which plate or Jewells, if made Publick by stamping, would occasion severall in- 
conveniencys to the Proprietors of the same, for which reasons & many others 
that have been given us, wee the Gov'' : & Councill do hereby reverse the said 
order, and for the future, if any person or persons shall complain to us or the 
Justices of the Choultry, that any Goldsmith has debased Silver or Gold given him 
to work up, upon proof thereof hee or they shall not only have reperation for 
what injury done them, but also the Offender punished according to the Merit of 
the ffact. And this wee Order to be published in all Languages & Afiixt at the 
severall Gates as usuall. 

M'^ : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into theR': H : Comp' : cash Pttgs:iiooo 
Eleven thousand Pagodas on Acco' : Silver sold. Cash by'the 

Ware house- 
keeper. 

The Joint Stock Merchants complaining their great want of money to carry Pags: 20000, 
on their present Investment, alledgeing they are obliged to advance great sums to paM^ the*" ^' 
the weavers at y® : Looms, Wee considering the reasonableness of their request and Merchta : 
that they have brought in a good quantity of Cloth, It is agreed that Twenty 
thousand Paged": be paid them in further part of their Contract dated the 17"': 
August last for 150000 Pagodas. 

There being about 40 Garse Bengali Rice in the Warehouse & about 20 Garse store «' 
Paddy w"'': was Bought in as a Store for the Garrison, also about 4 Garse Bengali bom' to'° " 
Wheat, which has lain a long time in the Godown & now beginning to spoil, It prevent 
is therefore order'd that all the Wheat and one half of the af ore mention' d Rice & '^^"'"se- 
Paddy be sold at the price currant, to prevent further damage. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho: Wright. 

M: Empson. 

John Mevekell. 



90 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVUMBER 1700- 



IStd Keceived Generall Letter from Fort S': David dated the 14'^: Instant. 

22 Keceived Generall Letter from Maddapollam, dated the 6**" : Instant with the 

three accompanying musters of Betteela's. 

Also from Vizagapatam dated the 2'^ : Instant with their Acco* : Cash for the 

months of Septemb' : & October last, likewise copy of their Contract for Fourteen 

thousand Pagodas deliverable by the Sd**" : January next, with the severall musters 

of Cloth the said Contract is agreed upon. 



Saturday ^tt a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenour 
Thomas Wright 
M^ : John : Mevbkell 

Mess''^ : Ellis & Empson indisposed, & M'' : Marshall at the Mount. 
The Baiianoe ^^ '• Thomas Wright late Sea Customer pays into the R' : Hon'''' : Comp' : 

of the Sea cash Pag' : 252 : 18 : 20 being with the List of Debts amounting to Pag^ : 19: 18: 
Acoo°s : 30 (now produc'd) the Baiianoe of the Sea Custom Acco'' : dureing his time ending 

dureingiir: tlie last July 1700. And M' : Matthew Empson, Sea Customer pays Pag' : One 
timfp.id thousand on that Acco' : by M'' : Wigmore the Receiver. 

into Oash and 
PagJ; 1,000 
by Ye : 

Present 

The*stewards M"" Henry Davenport produc'd his Steward's Acco' : of Diet Expences for 

Aocot: for the month October last, which was read & approv'd. 

October Mo: '^'^ 

Lerterfrom Generall Letter from ffort S' : David dated the 14"" : Instant read, and there- 

Fort st: -^yitii reoeiveing twentyeight parcellsof Pagodas & fanams Coin'd there all amount- 
A^S'^arTeila i^g to Pag' : 13 : 20 the same are deliver'd the Mintmaster to be Bssay'd and 
of Fags : A gort S' : David order'd to have credit for that Sum. 

fanams rec" : 
thence 
deliverd to 

Two bms'of Order'd that Pag' : 162 : 18 be paid Charles Bugden & Pag' : 58 : 25 be paid 

Exchange M'; John Afflcck being for two Bills drawn by the Dep : Govern': &c* : Councill 

from Port e r\ ^ cm r\ ■ Ji 

s»: DaTid of Fort S' : David. 

order'd to be 

Letters Generall Letter from Maddapollam dasted the 6*'' : Instant and from Vizaga- 

reoeived, patam dated the 2** : ditto both read. 

Pages': 18,000 M''. Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon"** : Comp' : cash 

paid into Eierhteen thousand Pag' : on Acco' : Silver and Goods sold. 

Caah by the ° "^ 

Warehouse- 

Pags^kpaid Order'd that Twenty five Pagodas be paid Wotta Lingua Town Conicopley 

the Town £j,j. throo mo"" : ending the ult° : October last. 

Coniooply. 

T^g Jo, Whereas 'twas order'd by the Govern' : & Councill on the 16"" : Instant, that 

stock the Joint Stock Merch'' : should be paid Twenty thousand Pag' : on acco' : of 

MfQseitg their last Contract, the President accordingly tender'd the same in Pagodas 

other Pags: Madrass, Tevenapatam, Olumgere, Policat &c* : but the Merchants refused to 

Mrdraes, acccpt thereof, alledgeing that none would pass up in the Country but Madrass 

Teranapa- Pag" : of which WOO had not in Cash above Two thousand five hundred, and no 

to'be pift more procureable in y® : Town whereupon (to prevent our Investment standing still) 

into the Mint 'tig unauimouslv agreed that the President puts into the Mint to be melted down 

& coin'd. J a x" 



Diary and.Gonsultation Book, 1700 91 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1700 [28ri>] 



and new coin'd, all the Tevanapatam Pagoda's that hee has in Cash, by reason 
that they come nearest in weight and matt to our Madrass Pagoda's 



Tho: Pitt. 




Tho : Wright. 




M : Empson. 




Thom'' : Marshall. 




John Meveeell 






TUESDAT 




27Tn 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Gqvernouk 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson 

John Meveeell 
M" : Marshall at the Mount. 

Generall Letter to the Cheif & Councill at Metchlepatam. A Protest to M"" : Letters Ao": 
John Pitt the new Corapanys President & Councill at Metchlep™ : To the ^®°'''®^' 
Comander of the King William. To Medde Cawn Governour of Metchlepatam. 
To the Cheif & Councill of Vizagapatam and to the Cheif and Councill of 
Maddapollam, all of this Date read & approv'd. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R* : Hon^''^ : Companys Pag9:i8,ooo 
cash Eighteen thousand Pagodas on Acco' : Silver and Goods sold. paid into 

=> ° Cash by the 

Warehouse, 
keeper. 

The President now produceing the Acco' : of 328 peices of Chints taken in by 328 ps : 
Order of Consult": dated the 15"^ : October last and sent to England 1^ Ship Jaif/or" ''* 
Howland, amounting to Pag' : 1450 : 21 : 30, the same is order'd to be paid him. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFRANcts Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S*: David dat"*: the 26 "' : Instant. 29 

Dispatch'd the severall Letters and papers mention'd in the foregoing con- 30 
saltation of the 27"": Instant f" Pattamars. 

Parr Recovery Charles Hopkins Master arriv* : from Bengali, by whom Decbmbbr 
received Generall Letter from the President &c* : Councill of Fort William dated 2 
the 13* : past, with the copy of another dat* : the .5*'' : September last. 



Att a Consultation Wbdnbs- 

dat 4ih 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govebnour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wrisht 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell 

The President read his Acco' : of the R' : H : C : Cash for the month Nov- •*-°'^'= ^^^ 
ember last, Ballance being Pag' : 52.737 : 23 : 3. M" : Thomas Wright read his Mo:*NoTemr: 



92 



Records of Fort St. George 



[4TH] 

Warehouse 
Aocot ! for 
Mo : Octobr ; 
& Land 
Custom 
Aocota : lor 
do: Mo: 
all read. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1700 — 

Acco' : of the "Warehouse for the month October last, and 
Land Cnstomer read his Acco" : for ditto month particulars 
Choultry Custom ... ... ... ... Pag"*: 

Trivlecane Custom ... ... ... ... ., 

Rubie Brokers ... ... ... ... ,, 

Cloth Brokers ... ... ... ... „ 

Grass Cutters ... ... . „ 

Town Rents ... , 



Viz' • 


: John Mover ell 


354: 


5: 20 


6: 

1: 

2: 

35: 


4: - 
19. 40 
17: 15 
21: 60 

8: 78 



Pag^: 4Q0: 4: 53 



Pags: 392 pd: g^^^ payg into the R' : HoU 
into Cash for .i ."^ , 

Land On that account. 

Letterfrom Generall Letter from Fort S' 

Fort St: 
David, read. 



Companys cash Three hundred ninety two Pag^ 
David dated the 26"" : November last, read. 



Forts* : 
David bill 
now 

presented 
order'd to be 
paid, & two 
others pd : 
without 
order of 
Consultation 
nowapprov'd. 
Letter reo[d:] 
and one sent, 
read. 

Gameing to 
be snpprest 
& why. 



Order'd that One hundred & fifty Pag^ : be paid M'' : Francis Bett being for 
one Bill of Exchange drawn by the Dep : Grovern'' : &C'' : Councill of Fort S': 
David dated the 26"* : past. Also their two Bills both dated the 26*'': November last,. 
One for Pag*' : Five thousand payable to Botchu Chittee & Colastra Chittee, the 
other for Seven thousand Pagodas payable to Vengana and Maura Chittee were 
agreed to be discharg'd and accordingly were paid when presented. 

Generall Letter from Bengali dated 13"": Novemb'' : last, also Generall 
Letter to Fort 8* : David of this date, both read. 

Wee being inform'd that cock fighting and other Games are very much us'd 
an(? Practis'd by Handycraft Tradesmen of this place, wherein they consume the 
half of their time to their great impoverishment, by which they are render'd 
unable to provide for their Familys, besides it prevents the makeing of many 
manufactures in this place, and many other ill consequences attending it, 
destructive to the yerj Being of Trade itself, wherefore to Avert so great an Evil 
as will in time ensue thereby. Wee the Govern'' : & Councill do prohibit & 
forbid all manner of Gameing f(jr money or moneys worth by all Merchants, 
Shopkeepers and all sorts of Handycrafts of this place and the bounds thereof 
upon Penalty of paying Twenty five Pag^ : every time 'tis prov'd upon them 
before the Justices of the Choultry that they have gain'd, Five Pagodas whereof 
to the informer, and the other twenty for the use of the Company. And in case 
upon proof, it appears tha any one has gamed for a trivial Sum, and that not to the 
Loss of time in his Profession, It is then left to the discretion of the Justices of the 
Choultry, to inflict such punishment by fine or otherwise as they shall think fitt. 
And this wee order to be published in the Country Languages, by AflBixing the 
same at the severall Gates. 

Whereas the Councill did on the 11*'': June last consent to the Presidents 
receiveing from the Warehousekeeper some Long Cloth and Salamp'': belonging ta 
the Joint Stock Merchants, which were torn and thrown out', hee obligeing himself 
to bring into the Companys Warehouse Goods to be there sorted by their Musters, 
which the Warehousekeeper reports was accordingly done some time past, to a 
greater value than he received, the overplush of which is to be made him good by 
the Joint Stock Merchants. 



The Jo : 
stock 
Merchts • 
to reimburse 
the Presdt : 
what Long 
Cloth & 
Salamporea 
he has 
delivd : them 
more than 
what 
formerly 

The new The Govornour and Councill having surveigh'd and view'd Attapollam 

Wall & works gate belonging to the black town, think it necessary to make a small work for 
on by y""* clearing of the courtains on both sides, as also for the defence of the Gate, and 
Directions of therefore Order that the Paymaster forthwith getts all Materials together to 
iour. °^^^' do it ^^ the Govern'' : shall Direct, and likewise to carry on the wall on both sides 
of the aforesaid Gate, keeping an account apart of the charge thereof, to the end it 



Diary, and Consultation Bool;, 1700 



93 



■FOh'T 8T. GEORQi:, DECEMBER 1700- 



may be Defray'd out of tbe money already collected and to be Levied for that 
purpose. 

M'' : Matthew Empson Sea Customer read his acco*' : for the months of August 
& September last, particulars Viz* : 

Augt; — To Custom on Goods Imported & Exported this month ... Pag*' 
To Custom on Grain ... ... ... ... ... „ 

To Anchorage ... ... ... ... ... ... „ 

To Tonnage ... ... ... ... ... ... ... „ 



Sepi" — To Custom on Goods Imported & Exported this month 
To Castom on Grain 
To Anchorage 
To Tonnage 



712 


4 


3 


378 


23 


90 


86 


18 





.s 


12 


— 



Pag« : 


1215: 


21 


93 


.. Pa 


931 


] 


32 




297 


27 


90 


,, 


86 


_ 







20 


30 


— 


Pag' 


2526 


7 


15 



[4THJ 



Sea Custom 
accots : for 
Mo3 : Angt ; 
& September 
read. 



Order'd that Six hundred Pag'' : be ad vane' d to .Paulo Ac" : Washers for cureing 
the R' : H : Comp^ : cloth, and one thousand Pag" : be paid M' : Thom^ : Marshall 
Paymaster to defray charges Garrison. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FPRANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom° : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



Pags : 600 t( 
be pd : the 
Washers & 
Fags : 1000 
the Pay- 
master. 



Received Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dat'' : tbe 24*'' : November last 6 
with their Diary & Consult" : comenceing 24**^ : September ending the 21*** : Nov"': 
last &c* : papers. Also Generall Letter from Madd[ap"' :] dated the 19"' : ditto and 
all other papers therein mention'd. 

Dispatch'd General Letter to ffort S* : David dated the 4"' : In stunt. 7 



Att a Consultation 



Monday 



Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 
Fbancis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell 

M"" : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his Acco* : Disbursements for the month The Pay- 



October last, particulars Viz' 
Charges Garrison 

Diet 

Charges Generall 
Charges Cnttle 
Charges Merchandize 
Charges Extraordinary 
Fortifications & Repairs 



Pag^ 



1114: 29 

220 : 35 
371 : 14 
19: \2 
28: — 
72: 2 
22: 19 



masters 
accots : for 
October, 
read. 



Pag» : 2717: 27: — . 



M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into tlie R' : Hon*" 
Eight thous'' : Pagodas on acco' : Silver and Goods sold. 



Comp'': cash Pags;80oo 

'■ paid into 

cash by the 
Warehouse- 



94 



Records of Fort St. George 



[9th] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, BEG EMBER 170G- 



Pags: 1000 
order'd to be 
ye: 

Paymr : 
Letters 
received, 
read. 

Pags :200 
paid into 
Cash for 
Paddy sold. 
Metohle- 
patatn bill of 
Exchange 
order'd to be 
paid. 

Pags : 800 
pd : into 
Cash on 
Acco* : Sea 
Cnstoms & 
Pags : 121 : 
27 : 4 for 
Town 
Conicoplys 
Daty at ye • 
Sea Gate. 



Urder'd that one thousand Pag' : be paid M' : Thomaa Marshall Paymaster to 
defray charges Garrison. 

Generall Letters from Metchlepatam dated the 24*'' : November and from 
Maddapollam dat : 19"' : d° : &c'' : papers, all read. 

The President pays into the R' : Hon^'" : Comp^ • • cash Two hundred Pag^ : 
being for so much Paddy deliver'd the Washers in M"": Braddylls time. 

Order'd that Pag'* : 174 : 18 be paid Mess" : George Lewis & Thomas Wigmore, 
being for one Bill of Exchange drawn by the Cheif &c^ : Councillat Metchlepatam 
dated the 2+"' : November last. 

TVI'' : Matthew Empson Sea Customer pays into the K' : Hon'''^ : Companjs cash 
Eight hundred Pag' : on that acco' : and M"" : Thomas AVigmore Receiver pays 
Pag': 121 : 27 : 4 being for Town Conicoplys Duty at the Sea Gate for eight m"*': 
ending September last. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho: Weight. 

Thom-' : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 



Thursday 

12™ 



Letters 

received, 

read. 

European 
entertain'd 
Soldier. 
The Arrao 
farm Lett out 
for three 
years at 
3t00 pa"S: 
^t>an: 



Received Generall Letter from Vizagapatam dat'' : 18"" : November last. 

Ship Thankful! Richard Phrip Hoinander art'iv'd from Bencoolen & Acheen 
by whom received the following Paequets Viz* : 

Generall Letter from York Fort dated 15*'' : March ^^-^ with the severall papers 
as f» List to N° : 14. 

Prom ditto dated 22' : July last (fee" : papers to N" : 8. 

From [PJrjamong dated 3M' : ditto. 

Att a Consultation. 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesident & Governour 
FiuNcis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell 

Generall Letters from Vizagapatam dat: 18*'' : November last, from York Fort 
dated 15"' : March last, and another from ditto of the 22'' : July last, a[lso] from 
[PJryamong dated the 31" ; ditto, all read. 

Order'd that Daniel Cane be Entertain'd a Sold' : in this Garrison. 

The Lease for the Arrac farm expireing the 14"' : Instant, wee have for some 
time past had it under our consideration how to advance this ffarm in order to 
which, have sent severall times for Peter des Pom mare the present ffarmer to 
know what hee would advance, wlio refused to give anything more than hee did the 
last yeax (which was Three thousand Pagodas) supposeing that nobody else would 
meddle with it : But the President procureing Josua Page and others to Bid, 
rais'd it to 3300 Pag' : ^ annum, for a Lease for three years, whereapon 'twas 
agreed that Joshua Page &c'' : should have it, so order'd the former Arrac farmer to 
deliver up the Distills &c* : as he receiv'd them from his Predecessor which when 
Peter des Pommare saw that wee had lett it for Three hundred Pag' : ^3 ann : 
Advance, hee offer'd one hundred Pag^ : '^ ann : more, upon which wee prevail'd 
with Joshua Page &c"- : to quitt their agreement, and for the same, 'twas agreed that 
the President should pay them One hundred. Pagodas, and that Peter des Pommare 
should have a new Lease granted him for Three thousand four hundred Pagodas 
^ ann : to nomence from the expiration of his last Lease. 



'Diary and Consultation Book, 1700 96 



hORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1700 [12th] 

Wee having often endeavour'd to lett out to ffarm the Beetle, Tobacco and T^e Beetle, 
Ganjee together, and being now again offer'd Eight thousand Pag** : 1* annum, which Ranjee^' 
is considerably more than wee makf; of it, so have resolv'd to Lett it, and farmed for 
accordingly have granted a Cowle to Ponnagettee Narso, Vincaty puttee, Narrain a/sooo 
Chittee & Yellaree for three years to commence from the 17*'' : Instant. p gs : ?■ 

There being a Duty here formerly collected cai'd the Town Brokerage upon The Town 
what Bought & Sold, a moiety of which was paid the Company, and the other to whereo'f^the 
the Brokerf, who wee are assured have not delt farely with the Company, their Compa. 
Moiety yearly amounting to but One hundred & odd Pag'': and sometimes under; on^yrTO^d: 
So have thought fitt to l^ett it to Peerah, GerieDashew, Mahoo Devah & Parvahtiah a Moiety, 
for three years at Four hundred Pagodas f Ann : to commence from the 17"': a^^a^s" °' 
Instant, by which means wee hope not only to find the true value of it, but also at4C0p»g«: 
discover the ill practises of those tha,t has had the management thereof for severall '""' ' 
years past, in order to call 'em to an Acco' : for the same. 

Tho : Put. 

FFRANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : EwPSON. 

Thom*' : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Ketch Recovery Charles Hopkins Master saild for Fort S* : David, by whom 21st 
sent Generall Letter to the Dep : Gov' : &c* : Councill of this date. 

Ship Simon \_Lacuna in the original^ Rose Master arrived from Vizagaptam. 23 

Dispatch'd General! Letter to Fort S*: David of this date. 24 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



Monday 
30 



Thomas Piti President & Governudr 
Francis Eijjs Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell 
M"": Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper read his Accounts for the month ^p''J,^t^°to 
November last, and pays into the R* : Hon''^'^ : Comp'':cash Seventeen thousand Novi:"read 
Pagoda's on acco' : Silver and Goods sold. f7oooVaid 



Order'd that Caecer S" : lago be Entertain'd a Soldier in this Garrison. eiit°ert^n'd 

Soldier. 

Ship Prospect Francisco Nuuis Master being bound to the Southward, and hee ^^^^ ■ ^ooo 
having promis'd to call at ffort S* : David, Order'd that Five thousand Pagodas F°ort'st° 
be sent on her, the Deputy Gov"" : &c*: Councill having lately wrote pressingly Da"d,pship 
for money. "*^'"' ' 

M' : Matthew Empson Sea Customer read his Acco'' : for the month October ''e" CuBtom 
last, particulars Viz' : ^ fo^'ootober, 

Td Custom on Goods Imported & Kxportedthi 

To Custom on Grain 

To Anchorage 

To Tonnage 



14 



month .. 


Pags 


1008 
24 


85: 

28: 


60 
10 


read and 


.. 


Pag^T 


16 

8 


12': 


— 






1057 


'^■. 


70 





96 



icordfi of Fort St. Gr,orye 



[30t„] 

Pag» : SCO 
Pair! into 
Cash by the 
Sea 

Customer. 
Land 

Cnstoniers 
Accot ; for 
Novr : road 
& 



FORT ST. GFJ)BG:E, DECEMBER 1700 

into the R* : Hon'"" : Comp' : cash Kiglit hundred Pagodas on that 



and pays 

ADPOUUt. 



M': John Me/erell Land Customer read bis Acco*° : for the mouth of 
November last, particulars Viz* : 

Choultry Custom Fags' : 803 : 33 : 50 

Trivlecane Custom ... ... ... ... ,, — :4:15 

Ruble Brokers ,, 24 : I ft ; 64 

Cloth Brokers ,, — : 82: 5 

Eegisti-ino^ Slaves ... ... ... ... ... „ 1: 1-: — 



Pag^ : 330 : 29 : 54 



Fags: 324 and pajs into the R* : Hon''''': Comp' : cash Three hundred twenty four Pag' : 
paid into on Aceo* : Land Customs. 

Cash b" the 



Customer. 
Pags: JOOO 
to be paid 
ye : Paymr 
and 

Pags : 1000 
the Waeheri 
Letter reed ; 
and another 
Bert, read. 
Hugh 
Kennedys 
bond to be 
deliver'd his 
Trustee, his 
Debt to ye ; 
Compa : 
being 
Discharg'd 



31 ST 



Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M"' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
to defray charges Garrison, and One thousand Pagoda's be advanc'd to Paulo &c'' : 
washers for cureing the Pt' : Hon'^''' : Companys cloth. 

General! Letter from Vizagapatam dated the 10"' : Instant, and to Fort S' : 
Dapid of this date, both read. 

The York Fort Generall Letter dated the \h^^: March last adviseing that M'' : 
Hugh Kennedys Bond to the R- : Hon'"" : Company for Six hundred ninety Dollars 
is made good m their Cash there, It is agreed that the said Bond be deliver'd to 
M' : George Lewis his Trustee. 

Tho: Pitt. 

v'FBANcis Ellis. 

Tug : Weight, 

M : Empson. 

Thom' : Makshall. 

John Mevereli 

Ship Prospect fiVaucisco Nunis sail'd for Fort S' : David, by whom sent 
Generall Letter to the Dep : Govern'': &e'' : Councill of yesterdays date, incloseing 
Bill Lading for Five thousand Pagodas. 



List op peksons in th^ Skkvice of the R^ : Hone'e . English East India 
Company in Fokt S'^ : Geoege Ac^ : Placks on thf, Coast of Chokomandell. 



1. Thomas Pitt his wife in England 

2. Francis Ellis Accomptant 

3. Thomas Wright Warehonsekeeper mar- 

ried K.W. ' 

4. Matthew Emps'ii Soa Customer married 

Casteez 

5. ihomas Marshall Paym'' : & Judge 

Advocate Mnr^: E.W. 

6. John AJeverell Land Customer ... 

7. Francis Bett I'rov' : iStorekerper & 

Rentall Gen' : 

8. Vicessimus Grittitli .Searcher at Sea 

Gate mar'' : Casteez 

9. Richard Hunt under the Accomptant ... 
10. Matt: Mead Att^ : Gon' : & Sorter 

Entertain'd here, mar'^ : E.W. 



Arrival in 
India. 

July?'": J608. 
June 2:3, 1672. 


Present 
Degree. 
Gov'' : 
(iratuity 
2^: Ooun' 


Salar 
£. 

-) 200 
J 100 
: 100 


June 16, 1684. 


3 Couni : 


70 


July 20, 1687. 


4 Coun' : 


50 


FebJ-: 3, 169|. 
July 22, 1687. 


5 Couni : 
as Judge 

6 Coun' : 


-) 40 

JIOO 

40 




Sen' : Merch' : -10 


iMay 29, 1685. 


Ditto 
Ditto 


40 
40 


Jan'>- : 1, 1691. 


Ditto 
as Atts- : Gen 


■^40 
:J50 





Diary and Consultation Bool; 1700 




97 




FORT ST. aEORGE, 


H'RCWMTliaR ITiO 








UJJj^JJjlxl JjJ]j Ll ±t UU 










Arrival in 


Present 


Salary 






India 


Degree. 


' £. 


11. 


Thomas V\'io-more Receivtr-r of the Sea 








Customs marl; E. W. 


Nov'-: 23, 1692. 


Sen'- : Merch' 


40 


12. 


John Penford Assistant to tlie Land 








-Customer 


Nov> : 2;^, 1692. 


Ditto 


40 


13. 


Thomas Lovell 


Feb.v : 3, 169f 


Merch* : 


30 


14. 


G-ulston Addison Under Searclier at tlie 










Sea Gate 


Febr^: 3, 169|. 


Men-h* : 


30 


15. 


Charles Bugden Secretary mar'^ : Casteez 


. Nov: 23, 1692. 


Ditto 1^ 
Gratuity J 


30 

10 


16. 


Tho : Harris Tran sinter of Jentu & Look 








after y« ; New Towns ni'' : Casteez .. 


Nov : 20, 1692. 


Merch' : 


30 


17. 


Henry Dobyns Register married E.W. .. 


Feb^': 19, 16941. 


Factor 


15 


18. 


Thomas Matthews at the Sea Gate 


NoV: 21, 1697. 


Ditto 


15 


19. 


William Bull 


May SI, 1699. 


Ditto 


15 


20. 


Henry Davenport Steward 


Feb'- : 4, 169t. 


Writer 


5 


21. 


William Jennings under y« : Warehouse 










keeper 


July 2, 1700. 


Ditto 


5 


22. 


William Dean under the Secretary 


July 18, 1700. 


Ditto 


5 


23. 

24. 


George Lewis | Ministers. 
James Wendey J 









25. Edward Bnlkley Surgeon. 

26. Francis Conk 

27. John Cook 



5- Essaymasters. 





FoET St.- David. 






1. 


William Fraser Esq'- : 


May31»t: 1685. 


D. Gov : 




2. 


John Haynes Book-keeper & Coin Melter 










of Cuddalore ... 




2'': Councill 


40 


3. 


Ralph Ingram Warebousekeeper Mar'' : 










E.W 




3 Coun' : 


40 


4. 


Edmund Mountague Sea Customer of 










Cuddalore 




4 Coun' : 


40 


5. 


Richard Farmer Paymaster mar'^ : E.W. 


Septemb'":"5, 1684. 


5 Coun' : 


40 


6. 


Trevor Games Land Customer Cuddalore 










mar'' : Casteez ... 


June 6, 1688. 


6 Couni : 


40 


7. 


Robert Cranwell Storekeeper 


July 22, 1687. 


7 Coun' : 


40 


8. 


John Berlu Sea & Land Customer of 










Tevenapatam 


July 22, 1687. 


8 Coun' : 


40 


9. 


Edward Bawgas Translator of Country 










Letters 


Nov : 5, 1689. 


Merch' : 


30 


0. 


John Bulteel Secretary ... 


October 1, 1692. 


Ditto 


SO 


1. 


Joseph Royer Chirurgeon. 










Metchlepatam. 






1. 


John Foquett married E.W 


October 15, 1687. 


Cheif 


40 


2. 


Joseph Hiller married E W 


Nov': 23, 169§. 


2 Coun' : 


40 


S. 


Thomas Faucett m'3 : E.W 




3 Coun' : 


30 


4. 


Edmund Bugden m'' : E.W 


NoV: 23','l69f. 


4 Coun' : 


SO 




ViZAGAPATAM. 






1. 


Simon Holcombe married E.W. ... 


May 31, 1685. 


Cheif 


40 


2. 


Samuel Owen Book-keeper 


July 30, 1682. 


2 Coun' : 


40 




Thomas Stables Warehuusekeeper 




3 Coun' : 


40 




Mauapollam. 






1. 


Stephen Frewen ... 


February 3, 169|. 


Cheif 


40 


2. 


John Rowland 


February 4, 169i}. 


2 Coun' : 


30 


3. 


Jeremiah Harrison Entertain'd in India. 


July 15, I7u0. 


3 Coun' : 


30 



98 



Records of Fort St. George 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, DEGEMB'ER J700- 



OV FkEEMEN iNHABlIANl 



1. 


Daniel Chardin married French 


15. 




Woman. 


16. 


2. 


John Affleck tr.arried Casteez. 


17. 


3. 


George Heron iiiarried Georgeon. 


18. 


4. 


James Sowdon. 


19. 


5. 


Jeremiah Peachie. 


20. 


6. 


Charles Fleetwood. 


21. 


7. 


William Brooke married B.W. 


22. 


8. 


Koger Braddyll. 


•^3. 


9. 


William How 


24. 


10. 


Samuel Glover. 


25. 


11. 


John Powell. 


26 


12. 


Joha l^arker, married Muateez. 


27 


13. 


Joshua Page his wife in England. 


28 


14. 


Simon Kilpatrick. 


29. 



Charhs Bromsted. 

Henry Whistler. 

George Turvil, married Masteez. 

Charles Alloyn. 

William Mayhew married Musteez, 

Christopher Allen married Masteez.. 

Peter Grossin married Casteez. 

William Griffin. 

Charles Chardin. 

Thomas Nicholas. 

Thomas Bowyear. 

John CornelioQS. 

Joseph Newman. 

Snmuel i'.erthon. 

Peter des Pommare mar'^: .Musteez; 



List op Sea-fareinq men not constant Inhabit^ ; 



Robert Pitt. 

Edward Fleetwood mairied K W. 

( 'harlea Fleetwood married B.W. 

Maxatnilion Fleetwood. 

Armiger Gostlin married I'l.W. 

Joseph Lister. 

Richard Phrip. 

Samuel Hart married Casteez. 

John Wheeler married B.W. 

Henry Griffith married Casteez. 

Christopher Dixon married Casteez. 

Henry Harnett mar" : E.W. 

William Morrice. 

John Tyler, mar"* : E.W. 

George Weoley. 

William Hand cock, 

John Cockroft married Musteez. 

William Leggat marri^^d Casteez. 

Zachariah Stilgo mar'': E.W. 

Owen Channell mar'' : B.W. 



21. Thomas Plumb mar'' : Casteez. 

22. Edward Bell mar"* : Musteez. 

23. William Cawley, his wifein England. 

24. William Rcgers. 

25. Richard Rawlings. 

26. Samuel Heaton married E.W. 

27. Peter Eyes. 

2S. Charles Hopkins. 

29. John Ferguson. 

30. Roger Newberry. 

31. Lockyre Watts. 

32. ThoMiS : Edwards married Casteez^ 

33. John Wesendonck niar"^ : E.W. 

34. William Soame. 

35. Peter Wallis. 

36. Peter Griffi[th]. 
[37.] John [ ]. 

[38.] Kdm"! : Ford mar<J : Casteez.. 
[39.] Gersham Goldsmith. 



Widows. 

Eliz • Trorchfeild. 
Margery Heathfeild. 
Elizabeth Carrell. 
Ursula Oneal. 
Mary Lacy. 
Sarah How. 
Mary Ivory. 

8. Susanna Harbin. 

9. Mary Gyfford. 

10. Eliz : Parhani. 

11. Elizabeth Goodman. 



7. 



Young Women Unmaeeied. 

1. Lucy Poirier. 

2. Ann Masters. 

3. Isabella Budd. 

4. Mary Man, 

5. Ann Wright. 
G. Judith Paine. 
?.[.., ]Middleton.. 
8, Theopalah Heathfeild. 



INDEX 



Abdula Ryhim, 29, 43. 

Acheen, 1, 2, 14, 24, 25, 69, 71, 81, 

Jcheen Merchant, 30, 39, 40. 

Addison, Gulston, 45, 60, 97. 

Affleck, John, 30, 35, 39, 44, 90, 98. 

Aked, William, 34. 

Allee Madut, 24. 

Allen, Christopher, 98. 

Alleyn, Charles, 8, 38, 98. 

Anjengo, 21, 22, 88. 

An]0, Michael, 70. 

Ann (Anna), 4, 5, 11, 14, 51—55. 

Antonio, Joseph, 29, 44. 

Ap Rice, John, 65. 

Arcott, 59. 

Arraoan, 54. 

Ash, Benjamin, 56. 

AttapoUam gate, 92. 



Bantam, John, 51. 

Barber, John, 65. 

Barker, John, 98. 

Barron, Adrian, 2. 

Batavia, 59. 

Bawgus, Edward, 97. 

Bearor, Nath^ ; 53. 

Beesly, Rob' ; 60. 

BeU, Edward, 98. 

Bencoolen, 4, 55, 65, 94. 

Bengali, 4, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 28, 29, 

.32—35, 37, 39, 40, 43—45, 48, 55, 56, 

60—62, 77, 79, »0, 84, 86, 87, 89, 91, 92. 
Benjamin, 9, 12—22, 25, 33, 77. 
Beriah (Tandell), 10. 
Berlu, John, 97. 
Berthon, Samuel, 98. 
Bett, Francis (Frances), 21, 30, 41, 55, 58, 60, 

76, 92, 96. 
Black Town, 40, 46, 92. 
Blackwall, Sarah, 1. 
Bloom, Fredrick, 44. 
Bombay, 21, 22, 24, 32, 73, 74, 76, 85. 
Bonard, John, 73. 
Bone Scetterah (Scettery), 35, 37. 
Bone Voyao'', 24, 71, 72. 
Boss (Botchu) Chittee, 58, 81, 92. 
Boiuanee {Boanee) Sancarah {Shankarah), 10, 

29. 
Bowyear, Thomas, 23, 24, 98. 
Braddyll, John, 55. 
Braddyll, Roger, 7, 10, 11, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, 

24, 27, 29, 30, 32—34, 36, 38, 45, 47, 51, 

52, 57, 68, 72, 88, 94, 98. 
Brewster, 1. 
Bridger, Benjamin, 45. 
Bridges, William, 51 — 54. 
Broah, Francisco, 37. 
Bromsted, C!harles, 98. 
15 



I Brooke, William, 21, 98. 
I Brown, John, 12, 14, 15, 20. 

Brown (Browne), Samnel, 65, 74. 
j Brown, William, 35. 
; Bruinno, Harmon, 38. 
i Badd, Isabella, 98. 

I Bugden, Charles, 12, 47, 67, 83, 84, 89, 90, 97. 
I Bugden, Edmund, 49, 55, 97. 
I Bulkley, Edward, 45, 62, 97. 

Bull, Jn° ; 45. 
I Bull, William, 73, 97. 
{ Bulteel, John, 97. 
j Burton, Angustin, 85. 
I Bush, Richard, 43, 59, 62. 



Cadiz, 56. 

Cane, Daniel, 94. 

Cane, Philip, 57. 

Canton, 27. 

Cape Bone, 65. 

Cape of Goodhope, 55. 

Carpenter, 53. 

Carrell, Elizabeth, 98. 

Carroon, John, 28. 

Carvalle, Nicholas [G . . . ], 72, 

Cawley, William, 98. 

Chamber, 35. 

Channell, Owen, 98. 

Chardin, Charles, 98. 

Chardin, Daniel, 1, 25, 45, 65, 74, 98. 

Charles, 19, 35. 

Checca Serapa, 66, 67. 

Checca Shevram, 66, 67. 

Cheney, John, 83. 

Child, John, 39. 

China, 1, 16, 27, 39, 44, 52. 

Ghindatry (Chintadry), 27, 54. 

Chinna (Chinne) Caddu, 22, 23. 

Ohoromandell, 10, 70, 96. 

Ghristean (Christian) Quintus, 24, 25, 30,- 

Cocheen, 39. 

Cochen, Aron, 21. 

Cockroft, John, 98. 

Codju (Syrang), 43. 

Coelho, Francisco, 10. 

Coja Abraham, 24. 

Coja Chatoon, 35. 

Coja Issa Cooley, 24. 

Coja Saffer, 24, 30. 

Colastra (Colastree) Chittee, 81, 92, 

Colchester, 51, 52, 54, 55, 81. 

Colt, 73, 76. 

Comans (Comens), Heer, 71, 85—87, 

Commerce, 79, 85. 

Gonjevaron (Gonjavaron) , 28, 37. 

Cook, Francis, 46, 97. 

Cook, John, 97. 

Cook, Richard, 53. 

Coperte, Cash, 66, 67. 

Cornapa Chittee, 66, 67. 

Cornelious, John, 98. 



100 



Couch, Stephen, 39. 
Cranwell, Robert, 97. 
Crokes, George, 4. 
Crumados Narrain, 19. 
Crum, Thomas, 38, 81. 
Cuddalore, 10, 38, 97. 



Dafonseca, Alvaro, 21. 

Darley, Rich<i ; 4. 

Davenport, Henry, 90, 97. 

Davids, David, 83. 

Davis, John, 83. 

Davis, Thomas, 13. 

Dean, William, 97. 

De Beauvoir, Ozmond, 45. 

De la Valle. Gulielmo, 10. 

Delgarno, 9. 

Delgarno, M""'. ; Ann, 9. 

De Mark, John, 2. 

Dennis, John, 25, 83. 

De Paz, Lewis, 61, 62. 

De 'Des) Pomera (Pommare), 11, 23, 31, 54, 

75, 94, 98. 
De Saa, Paulo, 10. 

De Silva, Matthews Carvalho (Sen') ; 9, 17. 
Dixon, Christopher, 98. 
Dobyns, Henry, 54, 97. 
Dolben, John, 27, 82, 83, 85. 
Dolphin, 23, 30. 
Doud Cawn, 45, 89. 
Du Bois, Daniel, 88. 
Dulfury (Barnott), 60. 



East India, 52. 

Bast India Company, 7, 50, 66, 88, 96. 
East India Merchant, 18, 19, 
East Indies, 5. 
Eastward, Sand, 19. 
Edwards, Thom= ; 98. 
Ellis, Francis, 20, 36, 47, 96. 
Bmoy, 1, 27. 
-Empson Matthew, 2, 4, 5, 10—12, 15, 18, 21, 

24, 25, 28, 30, 34, 36, 38, 41, 45—47, 51, 

55, 71, 72, 79, 82, 85, 86, 90, 93—96. 
Enattaly, 29, 43. 
England, 4, 12—16, 18, 20, 21, 35, 39—41, 

43, 47, 49, 51, 52, 55, 56, 62, 79—85, 88, 

91, 96,98. 
Espirito, 70. 
Estrail, Mathius, 44. 
Europe, 35, 39, 41, 61, 64, 78, 83, 86. 
Eustace, James, 16, 48. 
Everson, Simon, 60. 
Byes, Peter, 10, 11, 13, 16, 19, 98. 
Eyre, S'' ; Charles, 35. 



Fakery, Mahomadoo, 27. 

Fame, 35, 83. 

Parmer, Richard, 97. 

Faucett (Faucet), Thom» ; 49, 55, 97. 

Ferguson, John, 98. 

Fernando, John, 30. 

Field, John, 4. 

Pigg, Jacob, 8. 



Fiquera, Simon, 60. 

Fleet Point, 38. 

Fleetwood, 3, 9. 

Fleetwood, Charles, 98. 

Fleetwood, Edward, 27, 98. 

Fleetwood, Maxmilion, 98. 

Folks, William, 19, 35. 

Foquet (Foquett), John, 3, 29, 48, 55, 58, 6tf, 
97. 

Ford, Edm-i ; 98. 

Ford, Edward, 19. 

FortS' David (Davids), 1—4, 9—11, 13—19, 
21—23, 25—33, 35—38, 40, 41, 43, 44, 47, 
48, 51, 52, 54—58, 62—64, 68, 74, 79, 
80—83, 86—88, 90—93, 95—97. 

Fort S' George, 7, 8, 15, 16, 31, 36, 43, 50, 
52, 54, 56, 58, 67, 70, 82, 96. 

Fortune, 37, 44. 

Fort William, 91. 

Praser, William, 97. 

Frewen, Stephen, 26, 49, 55, 97. 

Friendship, 28, 29, 33, 40, 43. 



Games, Trevor, 97. 
Ganjam, 11. 
Gardner, John, 22, 53. 
Gate, Andrew, 39. 
Gauss, Paul Emanuel, 37. 
Gayre, S'' ; John, 85. 
Gerie Dashew, 95. 
Gibbons, Hamon, 36. 
Gingerlee Coast, 6. 
Glover, Samuel, 98. 
Goa, 35. 

Goldsmith, Gersham, 98. 
Gonsalvis, Manuel, 28. 
Goodman, Andrew, 34. 
Gooman, Elizabeth, 98. 
Gostlin, Armiger, 27, 98. 
Gostlin, Styleman, 85. 
Gramash, Deo, 29. 
Green, Henry, 38. 
Green, Lovelace, 53. 
Oreyhoimd, 32. 
Griffin, William, 98. 
Griffith, Henry, 98. 
Griffith, Peter, 98. 
Griffith, Vicessimus, 60, 96. 
Grossin, Peter, 98. 
Gruia, 11. 

Gunnaputty, 39, 43. 
GyfFord, Mary, 98. 

H 

Handcock, William, 98. 
Harbin, Susanna, 98. 
Harnett, Henry, 1, 5, 14, 34, 98. 
Harris, Thomas, 1, 13, 97. 
Harrison, Jeremiah, 49, 55, 62, 97. 
Hart, Samuel, 30, 39, 40, 98. 
Hatsell, William, 1. 
Havnes, John, 97. 
Heathfield, Margery, 98. 
Heathfield, Theopalah, 98. 
Heaton, Samuel, 98. 
Heron, George, 98. 
Higginson, Elizabeth, 21. 



101 



Higginson, Nathaniel, 12, 14, 15, 21. 

Higginson, Nath^ ; (Jun'' ;), 21. 

Higginson, Richard, 21. 

Higginson, Sarah, 21. 

HiUer, Joseph, 49, 55, 97. 

Hitchman, Thomas, 81, 82. 

Hodges, S'' ; William, 56. 

Holcombe, Simon, 23, 69, 71, 97. 

Holston, John, 79. 

Hopkins, Charles, 91, 95, 98. 

Hopkins, John, 83. 

Horton, Michael, 86. 

Houblon, Abrah ; 45. 

Eowland, 43—45, 47, 49, 53—55, 62, 77, 

79—85. 
How, Sarah, 98. 
How, William, 98. 
Humphry, 19, 35. 
Hunt, Richard, 2, 3, 5, 25, 34, 41, 69, 73, 77, 

96. 
Hutchinson, John, 60, 62, 83, 85. 



lapa Chittee, 66, 67. 
India, fc5, 96, 97. 
Indoor Tripite, 26. 
Indrapore, 4, 36. 
Ingram, Ralph, 97. 
Ireland, John, 81, 82. 
Ivory, Mary, 98. 



Jackernott, 19. 

Jacobs, John, 73. 

Jacques, 70. 

James W-" ; 38. 

Jemseir Cawn, 63. 

Jennings, William, 73, 97. 

Jero, Peter, 2. 

Jerusalem, 24. 

Joan {John) Baptista, 34, 55. 

Johanna, 65. 

Johanna, 27. 

John, 46. 

Johnson, Davis, 25. 

Jane Seilon, 40. 



K 



Kaica Verona, 67. 

Kennedy, Hugh, 96. 

Kilpatrick, Simon, 1, 98. 

Kimball, George, 60. 

King, Edward, 40. 

King William, 44, 55—57, 60—62, 91. 

Kisnapatam, 32. 

Kiana Pressader, 19. 

Kittee Narrain, 49—51. 



Lacraiz, Padro, 84. 
Lacy, Mary, 98. 
Large, Mary, 21. 
Lee, David, 81. 
Leggat, William, 98. 
16 



Lewis, George, 86, 94, 96, 97. 

Lewis, William, 53, 54. 

Lister, Joseph, 98. 

Lock, James, 37, 44. 

London, 5. 

Lovell, Thomas, 2, 4—6, 8, 12, 17, 22, 25, 26, 

48, 49, 57, 58, 69, 97. 
Loyally Captain, 27, 43. 
Lush, Richard, 60. 



m 



Mabb, John, 24, 85. 

Maeow (Mocha, Mucquaw), 37, 39, 72. 

MaddapoUam, 4, 24, 25, 48—50, 55, 76, 78 

80, 90, 91, 93, 94, 97. 
MaddapoUam, 24, 48, 72. 
Madrass, 7, 8, 59, 75, 90, 91. 
Madrass, 65. 
Madrass Road, 53. 
Mahomade Ashee, 64. 
Mahomadee, 24, 27, 30. 
Mahomadoo Hussen, 24. 
Mahomadoo Issee, 24. 
Mahomet Labe, 21. 
Mahomud Assud, 30. 
Mahoo Devah, 95. 
Malabar, 71. 
Malacca, 1, 19, 27, 82, 
Mamodee, 63 — 65. 
Mandala Paupa, 7, 8. 
Manilha, 2, 16, 29, 39, 44. 
Man, Mary, 98. 
Mar Chittee, 7, 8. 
Marshall, Henry, 60, 74, 83, 85. 
Marshall, Thomas, 3, 35, 47, 58, 69, 74, 79,. 

83, 87, 93, 94, 96. 
Marthenis, Martheus, 25. 
Martin, Matt : 35, 37, 65. 
Masson, Claudius, 74. 
Masters, Ann, 98. 
Matthews, John, 11. 
Matthews, Thomas, 74, 97. 
Maul Cawn, 72. 
Maura Chittee, 87, 92. 
Mauritius, 55. 
Mayhew, William, 98. 
Mead, Matthew, 18, 42, 60, 96. 
Meddo (Mide, Medde) Cawn Beaguo, 6, 9, 

58, 91. 
Meera, 57, 60. 
Melior, Pasquall, 60. 
Mendez, Juerda, 17. 
Merah Madud, 57, 60. 
Measahia, 24. 
Metcalf, Carolina, 21. 
Metcalf, Charles, 21. 
Matcalf, Mary, 21. 
Metcalf, William, 21. 
Metchlepatam, 2, 4—6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 17, 20, 

22, 23, 25—29, 33—35, 40, 43, 48—50, 

55—58, 61, 62, 68, 69, 71, 72, 76—80, 82, 

83, 86, 88, 91, 93, 94, 97. 
Meverell, John, 3, 11, 19, 21, 26, 33, 38, 45, 

47, 68, 76, 85, 86, 92, 96. 
(...) Middleton, 98. 
Minty, Cap' ; James, 1. 
Mocdum Nina, 88. 
Monke (Monk), Frances, 15, 38. 



102 



Monk, Mrs. ; Francis, 30. 
Morrice, Bezaleel, 41. 
Morrice, William, 28, 40, 43, 
Mountagae, Edmund, 97. 
Mount era, John, 2. 
Muddu Perrimal, 88. 
Mussa Nina, 27, 54. 



N 



Nairo Verona, 66. 

Narasingum, 11. 

Narrain Chittee, 95. 

Nassaw, 1. 

Negapatam, 71. 

Nenam Mestre, 21. 

Neptune, 33, 56. 

Newberry, Eoger, 98. 

Newman, Joseph, 98. 

Nicholas, Thomas, 98. 

Noden, 20, 29. 

Norangy, Anthony, 31, 44. 

Norris, S-" ; William, 4—6, 8, 20, 48. 

Noss Senhora Rosairo, 31, 44. 

Nunis, Francisco, 28, 29, 95, 96. 



Olumgere, 90. 
Oneal, Ursula, 98. 
Owen, Samuel, 81, 97. 



Page, Josua (Joshua), 94, 98. 
Paine, Judith, 98. 
Parham, Eliz ; 98. 
Farr Bone Success, 10. 
Parr Recovery, 24, 91. 
Parvahtiah, 95. 
Pasquall, Deago, 72. 
Paulo, 11, 24, 31, 93,96. 
Peachie, Jeremiah, 98. 
Pearson, Batson, 12, 82. 
Pedde Naigue, 49. 
Pedditombe Adimolum, 66, 67. 
Peerah, 95. 

PegQ, 23, 24, 28, 30, 43, 71—73. 
Penford, John, 97. 
Perez, Ignaus Manuel, 72. 

Perpaudum Chittee, 66, 67. 

Perriman, James, 85. 

Persia, 4, 40, 43, 52. 
Phenny, Cap* ; 5, 55. 

Phowden, .John, 19. 

Phrip, Mrs.; Dorothy, 10, 13. 

Phrip, Richard, 94, 98. 

Pipley road, 12. 

Pitt, John, 48, 91. 

Pitt, Robert, 98. 

Pitt, Thomas, 8, 14—16, 31, 36, 4] , 44, 50, 
54, 62, 66, 70, 96. 

Plumb, Thomas, 24, 40, 43, 98. 

Plymer, Abraham, 21. 

Poirier, Lucy, 98. 

Poirier, Mrs. ; Lucie, 4. 

Policat, 10, 71, 85—87, 90. 

Policherry (Pollicherry) , 10, 19, 37, 65, 76. 



Ponagettee (Ponnagettee) Narso, 66, 67, 95. 

Porto Novo, 24. 

Powell, John, 98. 

Powers (Prower), William, 43, 54, 80— 8i 

84. 
Prince Charles, 43, 44. 
Proby, William, 1, 21, 31. 
Prospect, 28, 29, 95, 96. 
Pryamong, See Tryamong. 



Quedda, 24, 27, 40. 
Queens Point, 60. 
Quintus, 51. 
Quorala Railue, 26. 



Racca Chittee, 66, 67. 

Ramana, 83. 

Ramnadah Perum, 57. 

Ranwi(th), Richard, 83. 

Rawdon, Edward, 1, 46. 

Rawlings, Richard, 27, 98. 

Bawraioon, 43. 

Read, William, 22. 

Rebarah, Francisco, 39, 43. 

Recovery, 34, 95. 

Eenato, 70. 

Richardson, John, 13. 

Robinson, John, 58. 

Rodrigues, Bemando, 69. 

Rogers, William, 98. 

Rose, Richard, 3, 9, 95. 

Rons, Benjamin, 52. 

Rowland, John, 28, 49, 97. 

Royer, Joseph, 97. 

Buhie, 32, 34, 35, 40, 45, 48, 65, 71, 84. 



SK Antonio (Anthony), 10, 11, 13, 16—19, 

21. 
5". Caietan, 2. 
S'. David, 19, 28. 
S*. Helena, 44. 
S*. lago, Caecer, 95. 
Si". Mareia, 24, 30. 
8K Pedro, 28. 
St. Thoma, 28, 31, 59. 
8*'. Peter, 2,1. 
Salmon, Thomas, 81. 
Saltmash, Robert, 13. 
Saram, 40, 41, 43. 
Saree Salam, 73. 
Sarsapah, 33. 
Scepter, 5, 6, 56, 66. 
Sedgwick, 24, 34. 

Serapa (Serapah), 5, 39, 42, 59, 60, 62—64. 
Simon, 19, 95. 
Soame, William, 14, 98. 
Somaster, 35. 

Sombar, Andrew, 24, 25, 30. 
Sommoo Siddee, 24. 
South, Thomas, 85. 
Sowdon, James, 98. 
Springa, Paul, 84. 
Stables, Thomas, 80, 97. 



103 



rStilgo, ZachariaL, 32, 48, 98. 

Stock, William, 4. 

Stone, 46. 

Styleman, John, 4, 36, 80, 82, 83, 85. 

Sumatra, 59. 

Surat, 21, 22, 24, 35, 40, 43, 59, 73, 74, 76. 

Surat Salamat, 24. 

■ Syrian, 23. 



Tavestock, 88. 

Tegapah, 70. 

Terne, 35. 

Testard, Anthony, 12. 

Tevenapatam, 10, 90, 91, 97. 

ThankfuU, 94. 

Timapah (Timapa), 49,51, 59—64. 

Topatore, 10, 29. 

Topey, 37. 

Trenchfield, Eliz :, 98. 

Tringombar, 24, 25, 30, 37, 43, 51. 

Trivleoane, 3, 11, 19, 26, 33, 38, 47, G8, 76, 

86, 92, 96. 
Troughton, Zouch, 83. 
Tryall, 43, 59—62. 
Tryamong, 10, 13, 94. 
Turvil, George, 98 
Twyman, John, 22, 23. 
Tyler, John, 43, 93. 



"Vellore PoUem, 25. 
Venall, Charles, 62. 
Vengana, 83, 87, 92. 
Tidee Cbittee, o8. 
Vincatee (Vencatee) Kisna, 15, 46. 
Vincatyputtee, 95. 



Vizagapatam, 3, 6, 9, 10, 12, 17, 19, 22—24, 
26, 27, 30, 32, 34, 35, 43, 45, 48, 55—57, 
61, 62, 69, 71, 76—78, 80, 86, 90, 91, 

94—97. 



W 

Waite, S' ; Nicholas, 35, 73. 

Wallis, Peter, 98. 

Walsh, Enoch, 14. 

Watts, George, 29. 

Watts, Lockyer (Lockyre), 24, 30, 98. 

Way, Thomas, 3. 

Webster, John, 34. 

Wendy, James, 97. 

Weoley, George, 23, 28, 79, 85, 98. 

Wesendonck, John, 98. 

West Coast, 4, 5, 9. 11, 14, 37, 46, 59. 

69, 76, 79. 
Wetherly, Thomas, 83. 
Wheeler, John, 98. 
Whistler, Henry, 45, 98. 
White, Ignatius, 31. 
Wigmore, Thomas, 26, 30, 31, 60, 90, 
Wilson, Rowland, 1. 
Wolly Mahomado, 37. 
Woolston, Samuel, 4, 20, 24—29, 43, 

57, 58, 69, 77, 79. 
Wotca (Woota) Linga (Lingua), 12, 

90. 
Wright, Ann, 98. 
Wright, Thomas, 2, 4, 5, 9, 12, 13, 

21, 23, 27, 29, 30, 33, 35, 37, 46, 

57—59, 68, 72, 73, 77, 79, 84, 86- 

95, 96. 



60, 62, 



94, 


97. 


48, 


55, 


33, 


62, 


, 15, 

,47, 
-91, 


16, 
51, 
93. 



Yellaree, 95. 

Yendoor Trippaty, t8. 

York Fort, 1, 38, 60—62, 94, 96. 



^ 



I^ecortig of ^oit ^t ©eorge 



DIARY 



AND 



CONSULTATION BOOK 



OF 



170 



M A D E A 8 
PRI^fTBD BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, GOVERNMENT PRESS 



PREFATORY NOTE. 



This volume coutains the Proceedings of the President and Council of Fort 
St. George for the year 1701, comprised in the Thirtieth Volume of the Series 
* Diary and Consultation Books.' The paper of the original volume is extremely 
brittle and many of the pages are torn. 



K. Krishnaswami Atyangae, 
hth October 1922. Superiniendent-in-charge, 

Madras Record. Office. 



RECOKDS OF rOET ST. GEOKGE. 



DIARY AND CONSULTATION BOOK 



1701. 

(VOLUME No. 30.) 
[From January 2 to December 31^ 1701.] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1700-1 



The Consultation and Diary [Book] of Thomas Pitt Esq^ : President 
& Gov : &c= : Councill their Proceedings and Transactions in the 
Affairs of the R' : Hon'^'e : English East India Company in the 
Presidency of the Coast of Choromandell ficc^ : Begun the "f^^: 
Jan^y; [1700-1.1 

Received Generall Letters from Metchlepatam 23'*: December last and from 2. 
Maddapollam [ . . . ] with the several! papers mention'd in both [pacquetts.] 

Att a Consultation Satubdat 

Present ^• 

Thomas Pitt President and Goveenour 

Francis .Bllis Thomas Weioht 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Generall Letters from Metchlepatam dated [23''] December last and from 
Maddapollam dated [ . • . ] &c'' : papers in both pacquetts, all read. 

M " Thomas Marshall Paymaster read [his] Disbursements for the month [P"y] m" : 
Noyemb-[ . . . ]. -^Zt^'Z. 



Charges Garrison Pag^ : HH 

Charges Cattle „ 16 

Diet, „ 205 

Factors Provisions ... ... ... ... „ — 

Charges Generall „ 298 

Charges Extraordinary „ 17 

Charges Merchandize ... ... ... ... „ 50 

Fortifications & Repairs ... ... ... ... ,, 49 



[33:] 
[18:] 
[16:] 
[3] 
[...] 
[...] 
[...] 
[...] 



Pag» : 1741 :[....] 



Wee being inform'd that Doud Cawn with his army draws near Arcott, and [Grain! to be 
there being various reports of their comeing near this place, wee think it neces- [nought &] 
sary and order that the warehousekeeper buys in One hundred Garse of Paddy " ^ 
for Store, and that the Rice in the G-odowns (which is decaying) be Disposed off, Grain to bo 
as also the old Paddy & Wheat. sold. 

Tho: Pitt. 
Francis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 
Dispatch'd Gen' : Letter to Metchlep" : of yesterdays Date. 6. 

Ship Pearl ffrancisco Cardoza Master arrived from Acheen. 7. 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1700-1- 



Thuesday 
9 



[WarebouBe- 
keeper pays] 
6000 pa8; 
[Wm Dean] 
Dnder the 
[Paymr :] 
Letters &ca : 
sent read. 



Pags : 1000 
Order'd the 
Paynii' : 
PagS : 1281 
paid into 
Cash Acco* : 
Joint Stock 
Merchants. 

Tobacco 
Managers 
Aoco* : reed : 
Pag: 670 
paid into 
Cash for 
Tobacco 
sold. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt 1'resident & GovERNOuit 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wkight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Mevekell. 
M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon'''^ : Comp° : 
Cash six thousand Pagodas on Acco ' : Silver and Goods sold. 
Order'd that Williara Dean be assistant to the Paymaster. 

Generall Letters to Metchelepatam & [Madapollam] and an answer to the 
Protest of M' : John [Pitt the new] Companys President at Maddapollam, all of 
[ . . . ] date, read. 

Order'd that one thousand Pagodas be paid to Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
to defray charges of the Garrison. 

The Warehousekeeper pays into the R* : [Hon^''= : Oomp':] Cash Twelve 
hundred eighty one Pag' : being for turn'd out Cloth Sold at Outcry Acco' : 
the old [cloth] for which sum the Joint Stock Merchants [ • ■ • ] order'd 
to have credit. 

M'' : Richard Hunt late Tobacco Manager [reads] his Acco* : for the months 
September: Octob' : Nov': and to the!?''': December last and pays into the 
R':Hon''''": Companys Cash .six hundred seventy/ Pagodas on Acco*: Tobacco sold. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Francis Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M, Empson. 
Thom": Marshall. 
. John Mevebell. 



Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David the 7*'' : Instant &o'' : papers 
inclosed [with . . . ] of their Journall & Ledger Letter K. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letters to the Chief & Councill of Metchlepatam and 
Maddapollam, inclosed an answer to the Protest of M'' : John Pitt the new 
Companys President at Maddapollam, alt dated the 9*'': Instant (fee": papers. 



Friday 17 



Att a Conspltation 



[Comp» :] 
Acco* ! Cash 
for Deer : 
read. 
Bill Ex- 
change from 
(Fort St:] 
David for 
.5000 Pags : 
paid. 



[Letter reed ; 
read.] 



Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern" : 
Feanois Ellis Thomas Weight 

Tho : Maeshai,l 
John Meverell. 

The President read his Acco* : of the R' : Hon''''-" : Companys Cash for 
the month December last Ballance being Pag'* : 35394 : 24 : 4. 

Yesterday being a Bill presented us and this day another both dated the 
10"': Instant drawn by the Dep' : Gov'': and Councill of Fort S': David Viz*: 
One for Five thousand Pagodas payable to Maura Chittee and Ramanaigue and 
one for Five thousand Pagodas payable to Botchu Chittee and Collastre Chittee, 
who being very urgent for the money, alledgeing the great necessity for the 
expeditious carrying on their Investiment], It was unanimously agreed & 
accordingly tlie former paid yesterday, and the latter is now order'd to be 
paid, althS no Letter of advice is yet Received. 

Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 7"' : Instant read. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 2700-1 

Doud Cawn being order'd by tlie King Nabob of the Cornatta and Chingee 
Countrys, wlio lias been severall montlis on his march from the Kings Camp, 
Few daies ago wee were advis'd (by people that wee keep in his camp to get us 
inteligence) that hee was come to Arcott about four daies march from hence. 
Wee have had severall Letters of complement from him, wherein hee has desired 
sundry sorts of Liquors, which accordingly have been sent him, and it being the 
custom of all Europeans to Present all Nabobs and Govern™ : when they come 
first to their Governments, in order to procure a confirmation of their Piiviledge 
besides at present wee are carrying on a great Investment here and at Fort S* : 
David, and have a great deal of money spread up and down the Country ; further few 
days ago wee have advice from Surat by Armenian Letters, that our Affairs are Bm- 
broile there by false informations of that most impious Beutifeus S" : Nicholas 
Waites, [all] which induc'd us to consider of a considerable Present for the Nabob 
and Duan Ac" : Officers, and fitting persons to send with it, tho before wee heard 
the news from Surat, wee intended to have sent two Englishmen, but alter'd our 
resolution, not knowing but that the troubles that may effect us here, so there 
being One Sen'' : Nicholas Manuch a Venitian and an inhabitant of ours for many 
years who has the reputation of an honest man besides, hee has liv'd at the King's 
Court upwards of thirty years and was a servant to one of the Princes, and speaks 
the Persian Language excellent well, for which reasons wee think [him] the 
properest person to send at this time with our Cheif Dubash Ramapah, and have 
unanimously agreed with the advice of all that were capable of giving it, to send 
the following Presents so in order to their setting out tomorrow on their Journey, 
have deliver'd in our Instructions and Letters as enter'd after this Consultation. 



[17^] 

ConBiderable 
Presents 
order'd [to 
be sent to] 
Doud Oawn 
Nabob &oa I 
Officers at 
Aroott. 



For Doud 


Cawn Nabob Viz* : 


Brass Guns & Carriages ... 


2 




Screens 


. Ip- ... 




Looking Glass large 


. Ip': ... 


... 


Silver Trunk Manilha Work 


1 




China Velvet flower'd w*" Gold 


1 




English Velvet red 


8 Y-J^ : ... 




Do. blae 


SYd^:... 


... 


Blunderbusses 


. Ip': ... 


... 


Fowling peices fine 


,. 2p-:... 


... 


Pistolls 


. Ip': ... 


... 


Prospective Glass 


. Ip- ... 




Junk China 


i 


... 


Broad Cloth white 


,. ir-- ... 


... 


Concave Glasses ... 


3 


... 


Musk 


iSeer... 


... 


Penknives 


4 


... 


Sword blades 


6 




Broad Cloth Yellow 


. Ip- ... 




China Silk 


. lp»: ... 


... 


Small Drinking Glasses ... 


12 




Cordiall 


37i : Gall. 


... 


French Brandy w"" : Leaf Gold . . 


60 bottles 




Flint ware ... 


15 p^: p^: 
3 oz. 

arms. 3 y^' : 


34i lb. 


cjentsum ... ••• ... .. 

Perpetuanoes for caseing the small 




Rupees 




3000 



Pag» 



Pags 



114; 

268; 



18: 



8: 18 



12 


: — 


2; 


: — 


19; 


— 


18; 


; 27 


45; 


: 4 


15; 


: _ 


1: 


_ 


857: 


10 


: 1091 : 


30 



Partioularg 
of y : 
Present 
to Doud 
Cawn Nabob. 



A-l 



Records of Fort St. George 



J-17IHJ 



Partionlars 
of the Pre- 
sent to 
Mahomed 
Syde Dnan. 



-FOBT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1700 1 



Foe Mahomdd Syde, Duan Viz 



Looking Glass large 

Sword blades , 

China strip'd Velvet 
Penknives 

Concave Glass 

Broad Cloth Aurora 
Broad Cloth Yellow 
Velvet flower'd w ith Gold 
Broad Cloth white 
Flint ware 



JAN VlZ^ : 










... 1 


Pags 


11 





... 4 




4 


14 


... Ip':.,. 


,j 


19 


. 18 


... 2 


,^ 


— 


8 


... 1 


jj 


— 


. 27 


... lp» 






30 


— 


... lp» 




» 


30 


— 


... lp« 






34 


9 


... Ip^ 




„ 


35 


— 


... 13 p^ 
p«; 17 1b 


.} 


" 


21 


9 



Pag": 186: 13 



Frovisionan 

PresentB, 



Presents sent with. Sen' 
requires Viz* : 



ManucL. & Ramapah to be dispos'd if occasion 



Fliut ware 

Broad Cloth (jreen ordy 
Broad Red ordinary 
Velvet strip'd 
Sword blades 



24 p' 



Looking Glasses of 12 inches 
Do. of 7 do. 

China Silk 

Spirits 

Knives 

Broad Cloth Crimson 

Perpetuanoesfine ... 

Rupees 



Paid Sen"" : Manuch to >iquip himself 
Paid Ramapa for d° : 



30 lb. 



pz 
2 ps; 

ip- 
Ip-. 

3 

12 Cases 



3p=: 

4 Cases 

2 Cases 

lp«: 

6p- 

Two thousand, 



Pags: 38 

SO 

» 15 

19 

4 

3 

„ 12 

4 

34 

11 

2 

45 

42 

„ 571 



P«: 50 
„ 26 



831: 16 
75: — 



Pag»: 906: 16 



Tho: Pitt. 
PFEANois Ellis. 
Thos : Weight. 
M. Bmpson. 
Thom^ Marshall. 
John Mevbeell. 
Instructions to Sen" : Niohola. Manuch and Ramapa on their going to 

WAITE ON DoUD CaWN NaBOB AT ARCOTT. 

instraotions The great hopes wee have of jour fidelity and Prudence induces ug to send 

sent w^trthe You to the New Nabob with considerable Presents, of which wee here give jou a 
Presents to List. The Nabobs Present and Duans wee have allowed here, and deliver you 
^o>f offiolrs. severall things for Presents, for you to Dispose off as you see occasion. Wee also 
deliver you Letters of complement for the Nabob & Duan, and the most consider- 
able persons in the Camp. 

Wee have nothing to ask of the Nabob and Duan, but the confirmation of our 
Priviledge here and att Tevenapatam, and that all our Business in the Country 
may go on according to Salabad ; and that you may not forge tt wee here mention 
some particular agrevance which wee would have provided for in the Nabobs 
Perwanna, 

That no Moneys be extorted from our Merchants in the Countrys where they 
provide there [sic] Goods which ought to pass all Places according to Salabad, and 
that no Governour be permitted to make stops and demand new Cash as the 
Govern' •- of S* : Thoma has of late. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 



-FORT ST. GEORGH, JANUARY 1700—1 [17th] 



That the Juncaneers about us demand nothing for Provisions or Goods in 
and out but according to Salabad, and that when y^ : King's duty is paid, shall be 
Lawfull for any to take away their Goods, whereas they often make stops to 
extort money for themselves. 

That if wee have any Ships, Boats or Goods cast away in any of the Kings 
Dominions no Governour shall make any pretence to it bnt that we shall have 
liberty to carry away whatever is sav'd. 

Our Merchants Goods to pass secure from being rob'd or plunder'd, and 
whenever it soe happens, that the Gov'' : of thn.t Country shall make it Good. 

What Perwanna's you procure, remember to get three or four copys attested 
by the Cojee in the Camp. 

From the Various reports that have been and are still going. Wee have 
reason to beleive severall things will be objected against us, knowing that 
this place is not only envyed by the Country Govern''^ : but by all Europeans too, 
wee therefore as a memorandum give you the following advice. 

If any thing be said about our Revenues which are generally magnify'd four 
times as much as they are, 'tis to be answer'd, that 'tis paid by none but our own 
Inhabitants, who are inrich'd by our Trade solely and are daily getting money 
from us, which had long ago ruin'd us, had not wee sett up Revenues to regain 
some money from them towards defraying our great charges. 

Wee are told that Timapa Peddee ISlaigue is busie in complaining against us 
for not having the Peddee Naigues place here w°'^ : upon strict examination 'twas 
found hee had no [right] to itt, besides hee barbarously murther'd seve[ral] 
Inhabitants of this place, after which the present Govern'' : comeing and sending 
for him to hear what hee could say for himself, which was little or nothing, so hee 
return'd again, but the Gov'' : was forc'd to send a strong guard with him, or 
otherwise the relations of those hee Murther'd would have fell on him, besides wee 
could not think ourselves secure under such a watchman, and their Cowle also 
was never granted but dureing pleasure. 

If anything be said in relation to onr makeing fortifications, maybe answer'd, 
that wee are always when new Gov''' : come, pulling down one thing and building 
another and repairing. 

Remember to procure an Order for our Peons and people to travell unmollest- 
ed between [this] and Tevenapatam, whereas now they stop all our people at 
Boomypollam and force money from them, besides offering insufferable affronts, 
which being complain'd of to Jemsheer Cawn, hee made 'em restore Money & 
prevented further troubles dureing his time. 

The Govern'' : of S* : Thoma have given our people the like trouble near Poli- 
cat. 

Dated in Fort S' : George the IS"" : January 1700. 

Thomas Pixr. 
Francis Ellis. 
- . Thom' : Weight. 

Matt : Bmpson, 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Mevbeell. 

To DouD Cawn Nabob. 

I have with great impatience waited for your arrival at Arcott, which being Presidents 
inform'd of two days ago I celebrated with great Joy & immediately prepar'd my ae" " ' to*^^ 
people to wait on you with such acknowledgements of Respects I was capable of Nabob wtii: 
provideing. A List of all which comes inclosed, whereof I humbly request yo"' : p^j.es^nt.''"'' 
Excelly' ; acceptance, and what I add to it is, my hearty wishes for your good 
health and prosperity and a long continuance in your Government, 

Fort S*: George 16*" : January 170^. 

Thom' : Pitt. 



Records of Fort St. George 



[17th] 



[Letter to] 
be deliver'd 
privately 
«ith[...J 
Kupees. 



-FORT ST. GDOBGH, JANUARY 1700-1- 



To DouD Cawn Nabob. 

I congratulate yo' : ExcelF" : arrivall at Arcott and have sent M' : Manuch and 
our Egyp Kamapa to confirm the same, and to give me an acco' : of your good 
health, and to request Your Excell^'' : favor to us in confirming our ancient privi- 
ledges at Chinapatam and Tevenapatam. I wish Yo'' : ExcelP : all health and 
prosperity and a long continuance in your Governm* : under whom I doubt not 
but all will be happy. 

Thom' : Pitt. 



The 

Presidts . 
Letter to 
Yn : Daan 
at Arcott. 



18. 



19. 
20. 



To Mamood Stde Duan. 

'Twas good news to me to hear of your arrivall at Arcott, upon which I have 
Dispatch'd to you Sen"' : Manuch and our I'-'gyp Eamapa, by whom I have sent 
Your Hon'' : a small acknowledgement, and request under your wise and just 
discretion of affairs our Business may go on according to Salabad. God preserve 
your Hon"' : and send you health and prosperity. Fort S' : George 16*'' : Jan'^ r 
170[^] 

Thomas Pitt, 
To THE Bdxie 

To AlAWAETEE Bl^AGUE 
To THE CONGNTE : & 

To ViNCATRAW : were Letters wrote to the same purport as the above. 

Sen' : Manuch & Ramapa early this morning from the Companys new Garden 
sett forward on their Journey to Arcott with the Present for Doud Cawn &,(i^: 
oiEGers. 

Received Generall Letters from Fort S* : David dated the 16"' : Instant. 

Early this morning arrived ship Gosfrig[ht] Edward Harrison Comander and 
Supra Cargo from China, Malacca & Acheen, who com[ing] ashore, acquaints 
hee belongs to the Sep[erate] Stock. 



Monday 
20 



Three 
Portugneze 
entertain'd 
Souldiers. 
Letter from 
Fort St : 
David read. 
Fort 8' : 
David bill 
order'd to be 
paid. 
[PagB :] 
1100 paid 
into Cash by 
Serapa for 
gooda 
bought. 
Pag3 : 100 
order'd ye ; 
Paymr : 
Letter to 
Fort St -. 
David, read. 
[Pag» :J 
:iOOOO 
order'd ye : 
Jot : Stock 
Merchants, 



Att A Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoub 

Feanois Ellis Thomas Wright ,' 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell. 

Order'd that Veleir Rowlee, Manuel de Rosario and Domingo Corree be 
entertain'd souldiers in this Garrison. 

Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 16* : Instant, read. 

Order'd that Pag' : 470 : 29 : be paid the Presid' : being for one Bill of 
Exchange drawn by the Deputy Govern' : &c" : Councill of Fort S' : David dated 
15*": Instant. 

Serapa pays into the R* : Hon"''": Comp": cash Eleven hundred Pag^: being 
for Goods formerly bought out of the warehouse upon his particular account. 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M"' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges Garrison. . 

Generall Letter to ffort S* : David dated the 18*" : Ins' : read and approved. 

Order'd that Twenty thousand Pagodas be paid Serapa &c*: Joint Stock 
Merchants in further part of their Contract dated the 16*": August 1700. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1700-1 [20^==] 

Here arriveing this morning Cap' : Bdw"* : Harrison in the Gosfright, who ship 

came ashore and as hee informs us, hee belongs to y" : seperate Stock and came Gosfright of 

lately from Emoy, Malacca & Acheen, and acquaints us of the misfortune of the stockTn'^'"^^ 

Harwich being lost at Emoy, and that hee has brought Marreens and sailors Enpriaad. 

Twen[ty] one of that ships Company, who ofPer to serve here till they have an Harwich a 

opportunity to go for England, so considering the great want wee have of "os'tat;^™'^ 

Europeans, and not knowing how soon wee mav have occasion for them, wee have Emoy, 

thought fitt to Entertain 'em. ' twentyone 

o Marreena & 

Bailors 
belonginp; 
to her, are 
entertain'd 
> in ye : 

Garrison. 

Captain Harrison requesting leave to Land his cargo and dispose of it, Permission 
-consisting of Tootenague, Copper, Sugar, Sugar Candy, AUo[m], Gold &c'': wee Gosfrights 
have for the following reasons granted his request : — ^^^'j?° *° ^^ 

1^' : For that if wee refuse to lett him Land it [here] hee can do it at S* : ^'"^ 'easone. 
Thoma, Policat, Metchle[patam] or any other port upon the' Coast, paying an 
easier custom than at this place. 

2'"-^': That if hee goes to Metchlepatam, 'twill [give] a great countenance to 
the new Company's affairs in that place. 

3'''*' : That considering hee sells here none but [the] Commodities of the 
Country, and that wee permit him to carry away not any peice Goods that may be 
propper for Europe, and that hee returns hence to China, it can [in] no measure 
whatever be prejudicial to the Company, but a considerable advantage to 'em in 
their Customs and Coinage, besides a reputation to the Port ; and to manifest 
that no sinister ends or Interest has induc'd the President and Councill to this 
resolution, wee declare that 'tis very much to the prejudice of our particular 
interest, in regard that wee have severall ships belonging to this port, which wee 
expect in a little time to return w"" : these Commodities, besides quantities of some 
of these sorts at this time upon our hands, which will very considerably lessen 
their sale. Yet considering 'twill have the same effect if Landed anywhere on this 
Coast, by which the Company will not only loose so much custom but if it so 
happen that they should come to a better markett in any other port, it may occasion 
other ships for the future to Desert this. 

Tho: Pm. 

FFBANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Maeshall. 

John Meverell. 
Dispatch'd Generall Letter to ffort S' : David dated the IS*'" : Instant. 21. 

Ship Rubie Zachariah Stilgo master arri[ved] from Bengali, by whom receiv- 22ni' 
ed Generall Letter from the President & Councill of Fort William dated the 17*'' : 
& 19"': December last &c" : papers as W List the Pacquett. 

Ship King William .John Braddyll Commander also arrived from Bengali, 
Vizagapatam & Metchlepatam, by whom rec'' : the following Pacquets Viz* : 
Generall Letter from the President & Councill of J^ort William dated 28"' : Novem- 
ber last &c": papers as^ List, the Invoice for stores &c*: amounting to Rupees 
184s 6 : 15: 2 : from [M'' :] Henry Waldo on board the King William in [Bengali] 
road dated o'^ : Dec' : last, inclosing Bill Lading for the above stores : — from the 
Cheif & Councill of Vizagapatam dated 27"' : ditto with Invoice [&] Bill Lading 
for 152 bales amo' : to Pag^ : 8984 : 9 '* : [ . . . ] from MaddapoUam dated the 
11"' : Instant and from Metchlepatam dated the 16 d" : with Invoice & Bill Lading 
for 129 bales Viz* : 77 of Metchlepatam amo* : Pag' : [15848 : 24 : ], 52 bales of 
MaddapoUam amo*: Pag^ : 9291 : 1 5 : 3. 



Records of Port St. George 



•FORT ST. Gi:OBGB, JANUABt 1700-1- 



Wednes- 

DAT 



Att a Consultation 



Present 



Letters 

received, 

read. 



gall T K. 
Willm : 
[unloaden], 
[From] north- 
em faotorys 
[sent] for 
ashore. 



Thomas Pitt President & Governotjb 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Mbverell. 

General Letters from Bengali dated the [ 2"'' : ] November, and another 
dated the 17*: &19*^: Dec'': last from M'' : Henry Waldo on board the King 
William in Balasore road dated the 3** : December last, from Vizagapatam dated 
the 27"": ditto, from Maddapollam dated ll**" : Instant and from Metchlepatam 
dated 15"' : ditto &c^ : papers received with the several pacquets all read. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to unlade the several stores (fee" : sent from 
Bengali ^ ship King William, except the eleven hundred & fifty bags of salt-petre, 
which is to be continued in part of her Kentelage. The Warehousekeeper is like- 
wise to send for ashore the following Vizagapatam, Metchlep™ : & Maddapollam 
Bales in order to have them cur'd, being mostly brown, the others for our "Viewing.. 



Vizagapatam Goods Viz* 

LOON": 03 Long Cloth ord? : white 
L B N" : A Ditto trown 

S A N" : 4 SalamporeB ordy : white 
S A B N° : A Ditto brown 

S C O N° : 0:1 Sail Gloth white 

SC B N"; A Ditto trown 



B B strip'd Betteelas 



brown N" 



P B B No : A Plain Betteela's brown 



Bale 



Bales 36 



Metchelepatam Goods brown Viz* ; 



SB 


Salampores... 


PR 


Percollas 


IZB 


Izares 


DMB 


Dimityes 


L F C B Long Cloth fine 


GSB 


Gingham Sheets ... 



SFN" 
LFN" 
G BN" 

OBN" 
CBN" 



For our Viewing Viz* 



2 Salampores 

1 Long Cloth fine ... 

2 Gulcondah Betteela's 

3 

2 Oringall Betteela's... 
1 Brampore Chints . . . 



bale 



Bales 



Diary and Gonsultation Booh, 1701 



-FORT ST. GHORGE, JANUARY 1700-1 [22nd] 

Maddapolam Goods brown Viz' : 



L F C B Lonff Cloth fine ... 



G S B Gingliam Sheets ... 

For our Viewing Viz* 
L F C N" : 2 Long Cloth fine. 
S A 2 Salampores. 



1 

2 
3 

■6 
1 


Ba 


1 

1...] 




Ba: 


1[...J 



Order'd that the Warehousekeeper [ . . . ] thirty Six Tons iled-wood on ship k. 



Redwood 
& aalt-petre 
to be Laden- 



[Fright] of saltpetre. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFEANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Tnoif : Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Ship Dorothy John Fountain master arrived from Vizagapatam, by whom 23bd 
received Generall Letter from the Cheif Ac" : Councill dated 7"' : Instant with 
Invoice and Bill Lading for 38 bales Calicoes [on] Acco* : the R* : H : Comp'' : anio* : 
Pag^: 2918: 15: 3. 

ATT A Consultation TauESDAr 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoue 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthkw Empson Thomas Marshall 

John MtvERELL. 

Generall Letter from Vizagapatam dated the 7"^ : Instant received "^^ ship Letter from 

Dorothy, read, on who[m] being Thirty eight bales Calicoes of the R*: H : Comp® : ^'^T-Tssi' 

all brown, the Warehouse-keeper is order'd forth w*: to unlade them, and that bales' of yt . 

tee puts the Ten bales strip'd and two bales plain Betteela's to y°: washers to be piao^ *°bee 

. r r 1 J unladen. 

whitned, 

Order'd that Long Cloth and Salampores brown as they come in (being [Ord] 
first sorted) be Embaled and well prest, and that no more of those sorts be put to b7'''ac'kd*'' ** 
the Washers dureing the King Williams stay, but that they wholly apply them- [soou] 
selves to the cureing the fine Goods of this place and those received from the 
Northern ffactorys. 

The Store-keeper is order'd to Buy 25 Candy Brimstone, and that hee Brimstone 
cause the same to be made into powder for Garrison stores. b7bonKht** 

Tho : Pitt. 

Feancib Ellis. 

Thgms : Maeshall, 

John Mevkrell. 

Tho : Wkigkt. 

M : Empson. 

Received Generall Letter from the President &c^: Councill at Surat dated 24^= 
22'^: November last "^ Cosseds, only for Covert of a Petition relateing to a Difference 
between some Armenians of this place. 



10 



Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1700-1- 



Monday -"^^^ ^ Consultation 

27th: 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Mint Aeoots: The President read his Mint acco*': for the month Nove 

Deo^°''read. ^^^^' paitioulars Viz' : 

Nov'': To Custom on Cold coin'd Pag** : 2 

DeC: To Custom on Gold Pag': 49 

To Custom on Silver Hup' : 932 



December 



Paymrs 
acco's f„r 
Dec' : read. 



M': Thomas Marshall Paymaster [read] his accounts for the month December 
last, particulars Viz* : 

Charges Garrison ... ... Pag°: 1136: 1 

Diet „ 271: 17 

Charges Merchandize ... ... „ 100: — 

Charges Generall ... . ... ,, 356 

Charges FIxtraordinary ... ... ,, 89 

Fort S': David ' ... ... „ 9 

Charges Cattle ... ... „ 3 4 

Fortifications & Repairs ... ... „ 61 



2038; 



Pags : 1000 
paid towards 
carrying on 
the blank 
Town wall. 
Land Custom 
aocot«: for 
Dr : read. 



\_Afeiv lines lost in the original'] 



MJ: John [Meverell Land] Customer read his acco" 
bar last, particulars Viz': 


for the month 


Choultry Custom 
Ruble Brokers 
Cloth Brokers 

Town Rents for the'^months Novem- 
ber & December 


Pag- 


275: 1 : 15 
61: 19: 38 
— : 16 : 60 

27 : 22 : 59 


Registring Slaves 


pag^r 


1: 12: — 




356: —: 12 



Decem- 



PagB : 35C 
paid into 
Cash on 



and pays into the R' : Hon'"''': Comp' : Cash Three hundred & fifty Pagodas on acco*: 
Land Custom's. 

Generall Letter from the President & Councill of Surat dated 22°'': November 

read. 



last. 



[28th] 



Tho : Pitt. 
FPRANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thoms: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 
which received their Gen^ : 
] 17'": & 19*'': December 



[ . . . ] town Commander arriv'd [ 
[ . . . ] 6"': Ins': with copy of another [ . 

last on whom was S'': Charles Eyre late President of Fort William being design'd 
home by her, who came ashore about 12 at noon, and was welcomed with the usuall 
ceremony of Guns. 



Diary and Gonsultation Book, 1701 



11 



-FORT ST. GJEOEGi:, JANUARY 1700-1- 



Att a Consultation Extraord^' : 
Fri'Sent 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoue 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

This morning arriveing the Fame from Bengali brought us their General 
Letter dated the 6*^ : Instant, wherein they request us to fill her up and Dis 
patch her for England, she wanting about 150 bales ; but the Coinander reports 
that about 100 would be sufficient, wee order'd the Gunner to go aboard and 
surveigh her [Hold] which the Captain desired might be deferr'd [. . .] in 
regard they had about 200 bales unstow'd in expectation of Pepper. 

Tho : Pitt. 

PKEANOis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Mbverell. 



iUESDAY 

[28th] 



Genfirall 
read. Advise- 
in 3 ship 



bales to fill 
Engrand. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoub 

Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

The Commander of Ship King William requesting in writeing (as enter'd 
after this Consultation) that with what already on board wee would make up Two 
thousand bags salt-petre, the Warehousekeeper is order'd to Lade the same being 
570 bags, also what Bale Goods are ready as the CoESander calls for them. 

Agreed that the Secretary gives orders to the Comanders of Ship Fame and 
King William to receive Diamonds on board, as they are bro* : to him to be 
Register'd. 



Tho KS HAY 
30iH 



iSalt-petre 
570 bags 
Laden on 
K. William 
more than 
other 
Eentilage. 

The Secry : 
to give 
orders for 
receiving 
Diamonds on 
board Ship 



This day the Gunner made his report that hee had been on board the Fame 
and surveigh'd her hold, and according to the best of his judgement, supposes 
she'l carry one hundred thirty bales more upon which 'tis order'd that the Ware- 
housekeeper causes the following- bales to be Travers'd from on board the King 
William, and that hee sends from the Warehouse Bales of Brown cloth sufficient 
to fill her up. 

L C B N° : A Long Cloth brown Bales 9 

N» : A . 

N": B 



ship Fame 
to be fill'd 
with bales. 



OB 
TA 
TB 



12 Records of Fort St. George 



[30T1] FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1700-1 

S A B N" : A Salamp" : Browne Bales 8 



B 

C 

A 

OB 

O C 



S C B N° : A Sail Cloth browne Bales 

B 

C ... 

A 

B 



bo^niu tlf ^®^' • Ms-o^cli and Ramapa adviseing us that the Nabob hearing of a Persia 

the Nabob. Mare that was to be sold in our Town, order'd them to write us about it, hee 
being desireous to Buy it ; but wee well knowing their manner of Buying, and 
what is meant by it, and not being will[ing] to Disgust him for a small matter, 
wee bought the Mare for Two hundred Pagodas, and 'tis order'd that the steward 
forthwith pro vile furniture, in order to her being sent our Agents at y" : Camp 
tomorrow. 

« 

Tho: Pitt. 
ppKANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson 
Teojr : Marshall. 
John Meverisll. 



To THE HoN''^'= : Thomas Pitt Esq" : 

GOVERNODR (fee* : CoUNCILL IN FoET S^ : GeORGE. 

The Ship King William not being sailable with the Charterparty Kentilage, 
It's my request that Your Hon'' : &c" : would make up what salt-petre I have 
already on board Two thousand bags. 

Your Servant. 
Forts*: George 29'" : Jan'^' : ITOf John Braddtll. 

31- Received Copy of Fort S' : David Generall Letter, dated the 28"^: Instant, 

with 2'' : Bill Lading of Par Recovery for 160 Bales Calicoes ^ Pattamar, the 
originals being on board said Parr. 
Febkuaky gj^ip Thankfull saild for Fort S* : David, by whom sent Generall Letter to 

^^ the Dep^' : Gov'' : &c'' : Councill dated the 31" : past. 

Parr Recovery Charles Hopkins Master arrived from Fort S' : David, and 
brought their Gen': Letter of the 28"" : past with Invoice & Bill Lading for J 60 
bales Calicoes. 



Diary and Consult a.twn Book, 1701 



13 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1700-1 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President and GovERNoaE 
Francis Ei.i.Ts Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson. Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Generall Letter from Fort S' ; David dated the 28*'' : January last, read. 

Parr Recovery arrivein^ last night from Fort S* : David with one hundred 
sixty bales [on] acco* : [the] R* : Hon'''" : Company, the Warehousekeeper is order'd 
to cause the sauje to be travers'd on board Ship King William, except the seven 
following, which are to be brought ashore for our Viewing Viz' : 



Monday 



L C P N« 1 
2 
L C M NM 
2 
L C O N" 2 2 
SAO No 10, 
L C B N" D 



TiOt-tpr from 
Fort, Sti 
David. 

Fort St : 
David bales 
order'd to be 
travers'd on 
board King 
William. - 



Order'd that the Paymaster go aboard to muster Ship Fames men and report 
the same. 

The Joint Stock Merchants importuneinp, as very much for money. It is 
order'd that Fifteen thousand Pagodas be p.'ai them in further part of their 
Contract dated the 16*" : August 1700. 

Generall Letter to the R* : Hon*'''' : Company dated, '^°"': Instant to Para- 
graph 11, read and approv'd. 

Peter des Pommare &c'' : arrac farmers pays into the R 



ip Fame's 

3n to be 



order a ye : 
Jo : Stock 
Merchants 



id is in full for that ffarm for one 



Hon''''' : Comp' : cash 
year 



Twelve hundred and Fifty Pagodas, 
■ending the 14"' : December last. 

Order'd that one hundred Pagodas be paid Nicholas Audney, and seventy two 
Pagodas to M'': Roger Braddyll being for two Bills of Exchange drawn by the 
Dep-^' : Gov"" : &c'' : Councill of Fort S' : David, both dated 27 past, also Twenty five 
Pag": be paid Wotta Lingua for three months Town Conicoplys Duty ending the 
ultimo January last. 

Last night Sen"" : Manuch and Ramapa returning from the camp, this day 
they appear'd before us in Councill to give an acco* : of their negotiation which is 
as follows. 



That when they came to the Camp they waited on the Nabob, hee having 
sent Ten horses and fifty foot to conduct 'em, who received 'em kindly, and 
order'd 'em to send for their Present, whicli hee accepted of, but the next day 
return'd it again, except some Tryfles, hee giving broad hints that, that was not 
a BuflBcient Present for him, and that his predecessor had ten times as much, hee 
also enveying against us in scuralous Language, reaping up the Business of 
Fort S* : Davids, how wee had kild Celiara Cawns brother and threatning 
revenge upon it. But two days after, our Agents having by their applycation to 
some of the principal officers in some measure passafied the Nabob, Duan and 
Buxie, hee sent again for his Present but still told 'era it was not near enough 
for him, hee having been at Court, where it had cost him a great deal of money 



PagS: 1250 
paid into 
Caeh accot : 
the xvya.0 
farm. 
Two Bills 
from Fore St: 
David 

ordor'd to be 
discharg'd & 
Pdg8 : 25 
paid Wotta 



Maiinch and 
Ramapa be- 
ing return'd 
from the 

give an acoo': 
of their ne- 
gotiation 



14 



Records of Fort St. George 



[3HD] 



No fnrthei' 
present to be 
made the 
Nabob & 
why. 



Small pre- 
sent made to 
Omar Cawn 
Awhy. 



FORT ST. Gi: ORG E, FEBRUARY 700-1 

for his Employ which hee must and would raise by some means or other, tellinoj 
us that hee had an acco' - of our RevenuBS, calculateing 'em at above one hundred 
thousand Pagodas f' annum. That wee had nothing to do with the Black Town, 
in which hee would jjut a (iovern"' : and constrain us to keep only to our Port, 
and that hee also daily encouraged unjust complaints against us, telling 'em that 
he would first go to Tanjore, Tevenapatam and then com^ to S* : Thoma, when 
hee would ruin this Port and sett up that, after all which hee dismissed our 
Agents without any Perwanna or Tashereiflf to the Governour as usuall, and 
write only a Letter referring to what they sho'^ : tell us and the Duan the same, 
both which are entered after this Consultation. The Duan also signing an 
insignificant Perwanna. 

Our people meeting with the Mare wee sent the Nabob in the way, brouui'ht 
her back with them, who also inform us, that they were told by severall at the 
Camp, that this Dislike of the Nabob to us, is occasion'd through informations of 
some people of our own town, who not only make the court by it, but also 
participated a part of what can be extorted from us, who when discover'd, wee 
resolve shall pay not only for the present mischeif, but what has past in former 
times. 

So having well Debated & consider'd of what wee have been now inform'd 
as to the Demands & expectations of the Nabob, 'Tis unanimously resolved that 
no further Present be made to him unless it be so Triviall a sum as not worth 
our Disputeing, otherwise wee shall intale an excessive charge upon the Company 
for ever, for if a new Nabob should be sent every month they would expect the 
same. 'Tis further agreed that our Garrison be put and kept in the best posture 
of Defence it's capable of, resolveing to stand the Event, and advise Fort S' : 
David to do y*" : same. 

Omar Cawn late Goven'' : Coverapawke having been very assisting to our 
Merchants where they make cloth, and being a considerable man and suddainly 
design'd for the King's Court, where hee may be helpfull to us, and designing 
this evening to make the Govern'' : a Vissit, it is agreed the following Present be 
made him Viz' : 

Crimson ... ,.. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... bY^^. 

A small Lnoking Glass 

Sword blade 1 

Hubble-bubbles 2 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFRANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M: Empson. 
Thom** : Mahshall. 
John Mevekell. 



Epceived 
2d! ITehry 
ITOJ 



Red , 2d i 
February 



From Doud Cawn to the Gov" : of Chinnapatam. 

I wish the Governour all health. 

T receivi^d the friendly Letter you sent me by Doctor Manuch and your 
Vaqueel, and observe the contents thereof, and have likewise heard their request, 
and have given them my answer thereto which they will acquaint you with. 
Pray write me often of ydur health. 

Prom Duan i^^ahomud Stde to tre Gov"^ : op Chinnapatam. 

I received your kind Letter by Doctor Manuch and Ramapa your Vaqueel 
and observe what you mention therein, and according to your desire have sign'd 
the Perwanna only some articles omitted, which Doctor Manuch and Ramapa will 
acquaint you with, & likewise inform you what is fitt to be done in this matter. 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1701 15 



'FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1700-1 



[38°] 



Ship Gost'right Edward Harrison Oomander saild for PolichLerry, by vvhotn 4. 
sent Generall Lettor to the Dep^ : Gov"" : &c* : Councill of Fort S' : David of 
yesterdays date to be forwarded from thence. 

Ship Fame fired a Gun and put abroad her Colours to give notice that she 5. 
was full. 

Att a Consultation Thorsday 

6th. 
Presen t 

Thomas Pitt Pbesidenp & Govebnour 
Fkanois Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell. 

The remaining part of the Generall Letter to the R' : Hon*'^" : Company dated compa'°au'^^ 
'^°'° : Instant, read, approved & sign'd. read. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon"'®: Comp^ : Paga:30oo 
oash Three thous'' : Pag** : on acco* : Silver and Goods sold. Cash'by°the 

Warehouse- 
keeper. 

Order'd that Emanuel de Rosairo and Emanuel de Goma be Entertain'd g^j.gi.'i^in'd 
fiouldiers in this Garrison, and John Coerse be Discharg'd from the Gunroom. 

The Brown Goods sent from Metchlep"* : being come from the Washers, the "^ita^m Gooda 
Warehousekeeper &c* : are order'd to sort them by the Metohlepatara Musters and to be sorted 
report the same. 



by Musters 
in this place. 



Ship Fames 
men 81. 



The Paymaster reports Ship Fames Company to be Eighty one men & Boys. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FPBANCis : Ellis. 
Tho: Wright. 
M. Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Delivered the Comander of Ship Fame his Dispatch for England with the 7. 
Box of Letters and Pacquett to the Company. 

This morning S'' : Charles Eyre & the Comand"": went on board the Fame 8. 
and about 6 a clock in the evening she saild for England. 

Ship S''' : Cruse Ignatius Marcoss Pilot arrived from Macow in China. 

Ship Ruble Zacharia Stilgo Master saild for Batavia, by whom sent Genei^all 
Letter to the Dep^ : Gov'' : &c" : Councill of York Fort supposeing she'l touch 
there in her return hither. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 7"' : Instant. 9. 

Dispatch'd Gen' , Letter to Fort S' : David of this date. 

Att a Consultai'ion Monday 

lOlH 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govkrn''. 

Thomas Wright 
iMatthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

The President read his acco* : of the R' : H : Comp' ; 
January last, Ballance being Pag' : 1122-t : 31 : 4. 



16 



Becorda of Fort St. George 



[■lOTUj 

The PreBidtH : 
Letters to 
Court com- 
plaining- of 
ye : Nabob, 
read. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FUBHUAHY 1700-1. 



Lettei- from 
Metohlepm : 
iMetcblepiii : 
Bill to be 
paid. 

Letter from 
Fort St : 
David, read. 
Fort St : 
iJavid bin 
to be paid. 

Pag» : 1 COO 
paid t^T 
defraying 
charsee 
Garrison. 
Soldiers & 
Gnnners 
entertain 'd 
& oischarg' . 
Topaz soldier 
allow'.i Pay 
dureing his 
Voyage from 
Bencoolen 
hither, & 
why. 

Storekeepers 
accot : for 
4 mths : 
ending Deo 
last, read. 



Saturday 
15™. 



Mint accot 
for Januarj 
read. 



The Presidents Letters to Assed Cawii orand Vizier and Zubiliaker Cawn, 
and to their sec''-^'' : Tullsedas and Wotturachund, representing the ill treatment of 
our agents sent to Doud Cawn and his unreasonable Demands upon this place, 
read and approved, and agreed to be sent them. 

Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 23'' : January last, read. 

Ordered that Pag' : 471 : '' : 3 be paid the Pre[sident] being for one Bill 
of Exchange drawn by the Cheif &c'' : Councill of Metchlepatam dated the 20* : 
January last. 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated y*' : y**" : Instant, read. I 

Ordered that Pag^ 431: 4 : be paid M'' : Roger Braddyll, being for one Bill ' 
of Exchange drawn by the Dep-^' : Gov' : Ac" : Councill of Fort S* : David dated the 
7"' : Instant. 

Order'd that one thousand Pag' : be paid INP ; Thomas Marshall Paymaster i 
to defray charges Garrison. \ 

Order'd that Christian Mathison, Jeronamo Tesmar and John West be enter- 
tain'd in the Gunroom, and Edward Dunkester a souldier in the Garrison and 
that Kichard Hacklet be Discharg'd therefrom upon his request. 

Antony de Rosairo Portuguez souldier who came over from Bencoolen ^c^ 
Ship Thankful], Petitioning us lor Pay dureing his passage hither, It is agreed for 
his and others encouragement, that the same be allowed, in consideration he has' 
serv'd the Hon''''' : Company about twelve years there and had the Dep'' : Govern''^ : 
&o"^ : leave for his return. 

M"" : Francis Bett prov' : storekeeper (by M'' : Wigmore) read his acco'^ : for 
the months of September, October, November & December last. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFRAN'is Ellis. 
Tho : WnKiHT. 
M : Empson. 
Thom'': Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Received "^P' Boat Generall Letter from the Chief (fee" : Councill of Madda- 
pollam dated 29"": Jan''^' : last, incloseing the 'Tandells receipt for 7 Timbers sent 
'^ said Boat. 

Late this night arrived Ship Gosfright Edward Harrison Coraander from 
Policherry. 

Ship Chandra Shacrum Tan dell arrived from Vautarah. 

Received General! Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 4"': Instant &c'': 
papers as ^ List. 

In the night Ketch S* : Anthony Peter Eyes Mai-t': saild for Metchlepatam, 
by whom sent Gen': Letter to the Chief &(f : Councill of yesterdays date, 
incloseing liill Lading and Invoice for Factors Provisions Laden on her amount- 
ing to Pag' : 63 : [21] 

. Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 
Thomas Weight Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Mevekell. 
The President read his Mint acco'^ : for the month January last, particulars 
Viz' : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 



n 



■FORT ST. GEORGi:, FEBRUARY 1700-U 



15^n] 



To Custom on Gold coin'd in f : Mint Pa. 116 : 35. 

Generall Letters from MaddapoUam dated 29"' : past, and from Metchle- 
patam dat^ : 4''' : Ins' : with copy of W : John Pitts Coimission rec'' :[•••] 
Tankerville (Sec* : frivolous papers read. 

Letter to the R* : Hon"''' : Company of ye3[terday] to Parag : 11, read and 
approved. 

Order'd that Three hundred Pagodas be advanc'd to Paulo &c'' : Washers 
for cureing the R' : H : C : Cloth. 

M"" : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R* : Hon''''' : Companys 
cash sixteen thousand Pag^ : on acco' : silver and Goods sold. 

Order'd that Peter Peterson & Simon Corneli[ous] be Entertain'd in the 
Gunroom. 

The 12*'' : Instant the Comander of Ship King William requesting the money 
allow'd by Charterparty, the same was accordingly paid him being Pag' : 928 : 8 : 
72 : the amo' : of Fifteen hundred Ryalls of eight. 

The Warehousekeeper reports that the 40 & 50 Coved Betteelas don't answer 
the numbers Contracted for. It is therefore orderd that they be sorted to lower 
numbers and taken, in abateing proportionably as from N°. 1 to N°. 2. 



The following Goods being taken out of Bales orderd ashore from ships ™^°*- 
Neptune and Benjamin for our Inspecting the Goodness & prizes of the Metchle- 
patam, Vizagapatam & Fort S' : David Goods, It is agreed that the same be now 
Embaled & sent to England f- Ship King William Viz*: 



Letters &oa ; 
papers reod'; 
& sent read. 



To ye; 

Washers paid 
300 pags : 
Page : 16,000 
paid into 
Cash by the 
Warehouse, 
keeper. 
Persona 
entertain'd 
in ye : Gan- 
room. 
Ship King 
Wilis : Char- 
terparty 
money paid 
ye : Com': 
Betteelas of 
40 & 50 
ooveds 'want- 
ing in 
goodness 
taken in 
upon abate- 



Dimities 

Gulcondah Betteelas 

CoUov 

Alajars 

Romalls 

Soccraguntee 

Salarnpores fine 

Bomalls 

Chints 

Alajars 

Gulcondah Betteela's 

Callowapoos 

Diaper 

Izaree 

Long Cloth fine 

Sal Pecada's 

Sawderancherry 

Betteelas Oringall 

Gingham Sheets ..„ 

Salarnpores fine 

Chints 

Long Cloth fine 
Sal Pecadoes 
Long Cloth fine 
Betteela's 

Betteela'i 

Neckcloths 



N". 5. 
8. 
1. 
1. 
21. 
1. 



3p'0 
3. I 



Receiv'd : "^ Ship 
Neptune from 
Metchlepatam. 



3. J 



I Eec<i : "f Ship Ben- 
^ jamin from Metoh- 
lepatam. 



N". L 



p' : rec'' : '^ d". from Vizaga- 



")Eec : f ■ d": from F'; 



S*; David. 
Tho : PlTT. 
FFEANOis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M. Empson. 
Thom': Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 



18 



Records of Fori St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, FUBBUARY 1700-1- 



16. 
17. 



Fort St : 
David bales 
travers'd on 
board K. 
Wm : for 
England. 



Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated tlie 14"^: Instant. 

Ship Prince Charles Fredrick Bloome Comander arrived from Canton in 
China. 

Ship Thankfull Joseph Lein Master arrived from Fort S* : David, by whom 
received Bill Lading for 308 bales of the Companys on board her, with copy of 
their Diary and Consultations for the precedeing year. 

The following order was sign'd by the Govern'' : and Councill, 

Ship Thankfull being this morning arrived from Fort S* : David with 308 
bales of the R' : H : Comp' : of that place, the Warehousekeeper is order'd to 
ca[rry] the same to be Travers'd on board the King William except the following, 
which are to be sent ashore for our Viewing. 



FD 

L C P N°. 2 
SVC 2 
E B + 2 
B E F 25 
LXO B 2 
S A B 9- 
ME 
LCOBD 



Bale ] 
« 1 
« 1 
» 1 

» I 

„ 1 



Bales 7 

Thomas Pitt. 
Feanois Ellis. 
Thomas Weight. 
Matt : Bmpson, 
John Meveeell. 



Wednbs- 

DAT 19™ 



[Ba]les 
being wantad 
for K. Wm : 
twenty -five 
[bales] of 
midlinif Lo : 
Cloth[to] be 
ship'd on 
boaid, 

Bengali 
Canvass 100 
bolts to be 
Laden for 
England. 
The Ball : of 
Jamee 
Eustace 
estate paid 
into cash. 
Gulcondah 
Ketteelas 
from Met- 
ohlepatam 
prii'd here. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Pbesident & Goveenoue 
Feancis Eelis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Maeshall 

John Meveeell. 

The Comander reporting that the K. William will want about 100 Bales more- 
than wee have ready made up, excepting twenty bales of midling Long Cloth 
N° : 3 brought in exceeding what Contra[cted] for, It is therefore agreed (rather 
than the ship go home dead freighted) that the said 25 bales be shipped on board, 
and the merchants to be allow'd as for the rest of that sort. 

Order'd that one hundred Bolts of Bengali Canvass be Laden on board the 
King William for England. 

M"" : Matthew Empson late Paymaster pays into the R* : Hon^''' : Comp'' : 
Cash Pag'' : 119: 26: 2[...] being the Ballance of M"' : James Eustace de [ceased] 
his Estate as "^ acco' : now produc'd. 

Whereas the Chief and Councill of Metchlep™ : have sent up nine Bales 
Gulcondah Betteelas white Viz* : five Bales N° : 2 and four Bales N° : [3] 
to be Prized here, in which being very much to seek, however wee charge N° : 
2 at Pag' : [ 55 & ] N". 3 at 50 Pag' : f Gorge, but what abatem* : upon 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1701 19 

FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1700^1 

[19^h] 
those prizes to be brouglit to the Company's credit. 

And there were severall other Goods sent Brown, which are wash'd here other Goods 
and priz'd by guess as f Invoice. MeteWepm , 

also priz'" 
here 

The Paymaster ia order'd to muster ship King Williams men and report the ship k. 
same. to be' 

master'd. 

M'': Thomas Lovell having severall times made application to the Gov' : and Mr; Loveii 
Councill to m[ak:e] a Voyage to China, offering to give security of Three thousand proceed » ° 
Pag' : to return by the same ship hee proceeds on, in order to answer what shall voyage upon 
be charg'd upon him dureing his management at Metchlepatam. The Bond being Boud'to"^ 
now deliver'd us, It is agreed, that hee proceeds his Voyage. return. 

Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 14*'' : Instant, read. Letter from 

Tho : Pitt. read. 

FFEANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M: Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John : Meveeell. 

Eeceived from Fort S* : David their Pacquet [to] the R* : Hon"^ : Company. 20. 

Ship Pearl Samuel Heaton Comander and M' : Thomas Lovell Supra cargo 21. 
-saild for China. 

Ship King William fired a Gun and spread abroad her Colours to give notice 22. 
that she's full. 

Att a Consultation Satdedat 

Present ^° '■ 

Thomas Pitt President & Govkenoue 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Bmpson Thom'; Maeshall 
John Meveeell. 
Answer to the Auditor Generalls Letter of this date (which is order'd to be The 
«ign'd by the accomptant) and further part of Geu' : Letter to the R* : Hon^'^ : LTSo'tho 
Company dated the 14'^: & 2P* : In[^''] froraParag : LI to 18 read and approved. Auditor* 

of Genii ; 
Letter, to 
ye; fit; H J 

Order'd that Pag' ; 3 ; 28 : 4 be paid M': WiUiam Bull, being for half salary MrfBuiiB 
at £15: f annum from the 29*'^ September to the 2P' : Decemb': last the time ItmlVhu"" 
of his laying down the Comp' : service. laying down 

the Bervice 
order'd to ba 

The paymaster reports ship King William's Company of men to be one shipK. 

hundred & sixteen. ^^^;^ ^^^_ 

Agreed that the Councill meet on Monday noon, in order to Dispatch the [CMnoiiito]' 

King William. , ^X^o 

Tho: Pitt. King*"''''''' 

FFRANCIS Ellis. WiUiam. 

Tho Weight. 

M. Empson. 

John Meveeell. 

Thom' : Marshall. 
Received Generall Letter from Vizagapatara dated the ll"" : January last, 24" 
adviseing their having received of their Contract about 2000 Pag' : since last 
Goods sent us '^ the Dorothy. 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 
[24th] 



Ten barrells 
of powder 
to be delivd ; 
ye ; Cotnr : 
of K. Wm: 
for BO much 
spared at 
Vizagap™ : 
Letter to y^ : 
Oompa ; read 
& sign'd. 
A Boaldier 
entertain'd. 

Letter from 

Tizagapiii ; 

read. 

Mr: 

Braddylls 

Debt paid 

into cash. 

[Fowke] 

entertain'd 

in yo; 

Gunroom. 



24™ 

[26]. 



27. 



FORT 8T. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1700-1 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Prksident & Goveknoue 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Tho : Makshall 

John Mevebell. 

The Storekeeper is order'd to deliver Ten Barrells of English powder to 
Cap* : John Braddley being so much, spared the Chief & Council of Vizagapatam 
for the use of the Hon"'''': Company as advis'd by their Letter dated the 4*'' : 
Septemb'' : 

The remaining part of the Generall Letter to the R'^ : Hen^'" : Company dated 
the 14"!-: & 2P' : Ins* : read, approved & sign'd, 

Order'd that Emanuel Segus be allow'd Pay as Souldier from the 1*': Instant, 
hee having done Duty from that time, but omitted bei[ng3 Bnter'd before. 

Generall Letter from Vizagapatam dated 11*'' : January last, read. 

M'' : Eoger Braddyll pays into the R* : Hon'''" : Comp : cash Pag' : 1 : 5 : being 
the Ballance of his acco* : in the Generall Books. 

Order'd that Eandolph Fowke be Entertained [in] the Gunroom. 

Tho: Pitt, 
efeancis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson, 
Thoms : Marshall. 
Jo : Mevebell. 

Deliver'd the Comander of Ship King William his Dispatch for England. 

Last night the Comander of Ship King William &c* : went on board, and 
this morning very early the said ship sailed for England. 

Per Pattatoars received Generall Letter from S'' : John Gayer on board Ship 
Tavistock at Swalley Bars foot dated the 4"": December last, also Generall Letter 
from the Presid' : & Councill of Surat dated 3"* : ditto &c^ : papers mentioned in 
both Pacquets. 



March 1. By Armenian Cosseds received Gen' : Letter from the President & Councill 

of Surat, dated the 3i'* : December last (fee": papers inclosed. 
2. Ship Meerah Madud Neenah Pilla Tandell arrived from Bengali. 

Ship Codumbah Abdula Cawn Noquedah arriv"* : from Vizagapatam. 



Monday 3. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govebnoue 
Francis Ellis 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Mevebell. 



Hon''^'^ : Comp' : cash for the month 
13264:18 and Charles Bugden 



Aoco : Cash The President read his acco* : of the R* 

for February February last, the Ballance being Pag 

rteTfor Secretary read his acco* : Fees for Passes for ditto month amo* : to Four Pag° 

Passes. g^j^^ paya into the R* : H: C: cash Pag' : 2 : 24 their part. 



Diary and ConsitUation Book, 1701 21 

FORT ST. GEORG'E, MARCH 1700-1 [3ed] 

The President pays into the R' : Hon'''® : Comp' : cash one hundred & four ^^"n^'^'oT 
Pag' : being for^mission of Passage of the following persons for England. PassengerB 

M : Roger Braddyll Pags : 26 

M; : William Bull „ 26 

Dorothy Phrip „ 26 

Richard Phrip ... „ 26 



paid into 
Cash. 



104 



Persons 
entertain'd 



John Leonard & Edward Pocock were Entertain'd in the Gunroom, and 
Henry 'W"arren[aB]souldier on the 26"': past, Ralph Freeman on 27"': ditto and Tnthe 
Peter Labutthe 1^* : Instant both [as] souldiers, which are now confirm'd. Garrison 

M'' : Charles Fleetwood late Dep'' : Govern'' : of York Fort, deHvers his answer ^^ \*^'^^i 

., n-11 T'lT-i i-i-n • !• 1 Fleetwooas 

to such articles which lye undecided in the charge exlnbited against him at the memomion 
"West Coast, which is referred to further consideration. i'"t°wm^ 

General! Letters from Surat dated the S'' : [&] 31^' : December and from Letters 
Generall S' : Jn° : Gayer on board the Tavistock at Swally Bars foot dated the 4*" : llll'J''^- 
d° : &c* : papers in both Pacquet all read. 

Order'd that one thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster Pac^ looo 
to defray charges Garrison : plymr\'''" ' 

Order'd that Francisco de Rosairo be entertain'd a Souldier and John Palmeek Persona 
be Dis[charg'd] from the Gunroom. tochatg'd 

the GarriBon. 

The President produces a Letter from the Dep^' : Govern' : of Fort S' : David, Advice from 

adviseing that hee heard Seliam Cawn was approaching that place with a body of cavw^ '' 

horse, wherein hee desires orders for leave to cutt down Gardens near the Fort, [abt :] Moors 

as also to send 'em some mortar shells. Resolved that an answer thereto be v'mYwIth]^ 

immediately wrote them and that all necessary supplys be sent by the Madrass ''o'^^. 

Pinnace, as Ten Candys of Brimstone and Plank for carriages. ord'el^TaYd 

Bupplys & 
BtoreB 
sent 'em. 

Order'd that Three hundred fifty one Pag' : be paid Viz' : Pag' : 120 to the ^reigu for 
owners of Par Recovery being for freight of 160 Bales, and Pag^ : 231 to the Foirst'T 
owners of ship Thankfuil, being for 308 bales from Fort S* : David, at f pag' : o^vid 
•^j^ale._ -tp,,,. 

Tho: Pitt. 
PFEANCis Ellis. 
M : Empson. 
Thom°: Marshall^ 
John Mbveeeil. 

'I'his evening Dispatch'd Gen' : Letter to Fort S* : David of this date. 3 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David daf* : 4'" : Instant. 6 

Ship Prince Charles Fredrick Bloome Coinander belonging to the Danes saild 
for Tringombar. 

Att a Consultation Thorbuat 

Present 
Thomas Pitt Persident & Goveenoue 
Feancis Ellis Thoma* Weight 

Matthew Empson "Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 
Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 4"' : Instant, road. Letter from 

Ordered that Two thousand five hundred Pagodas be paid to Botchu Chittee s*: David, 
and Two thousand five hundred Pag' : to Coleuda Chittee, be [ing] for two Bills TwoBiiis 
of ExchaTige drawn by the Dep'" : Gov"": (fee" : Conncill of Fort S' : David both from Ft* 
dated the 4*^ • Instant. ' ^' ; ^.^/''^ 

• order d 

to be Daift 



22 



Records of Fort 8t. George 



C6TH] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1700-1- 



Letter to F* : 
8* : David, 
read. 
The 

Mercht' : 
Looters on 
808 bales 
provided 
by them. 
The ware- 
honsekeeper 
to examine 
their 

complaint 
& report y« : 
same. 
Price of 
Eupees 
limited. 
Warehome 
aoco' : for 
mo : 

Deoembr : 
read. 



The 

aocompt I to 
report yo : 
examination, 
as to Mr .* 
Bo«<rdon'8 
demand of 
Cash over 
paid by him 
at York Fort. 
[Mr:] 
Peaohies 
credit to be 
paid him. 
Onnner 
disoharg'd 



Generall Letter to Fort S' : David of this date read and approv'd. 

The Joint Stock Merchants delivers in an acco' : of Pag' : 4964 : 7 Loss upon 
808 Bales Calico [es] Laden on board the King William, which acc[o''] being 
now deliver'd the Warehousekeepor, hee is order' d to make his report thereof. 



The Warehousekeepor is order'd to sell Rup^ : as much under as hee can but 
not exceeding 346 for one hundred Pagodas. 

M"" : Thomas Wright warehousekeeper read his acco'' : for the month Decem- 
ber last. 

Whereas M'' : James Sowdon makes his demand of Ry^'* : 253 : 1 : 1 for so 
much over paid by him upon his delivery of the R' : Eon'''" : Comp* : Cash at 
York Fort to M'' : Charles Fleetwood. 

The accomptant is order'd to Examine the Generall Books of that place and 
M' : Sowdons acco* : Cash dureing his time, and report the same. 



Order'd that one hundred nineteen Pag'' : & four Cash be paid M' : Jeremiah 
Peachie, being for Rupees 416 : 9 : 10 brought to his credit in the Bengali Books, 
and transfer'd from thence into our Books here. 

Order'd that Richard Barker be Disoharg'd from the Gunroom at his request.. 

Tho: Pitt. 
PFEANois Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom': Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

The Madrass Pinnace John Lein Master saild for Fort S' : Da^id. 

Dispatch'd overland Generall Letter to Fort S* : David dated the 6"" : Instant,, 
incloseing Inv[oice3] & Bill Lading for Sundry Stores Laden on Madrass Pinnace- 
for that place. 



Tuesday 
11. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesidbnt & Goveen'': 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom^ : Maeshall 

The Councill being duly summon' d 
M« : Ellis. Indispos'd. 



Paymasters M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his Acco' ; 

mo fjlnV: month Jan'^ : last, particulars Viz' : 
read. Charges Garrison 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Diet ... 

Charges Merchandize 



Disbursements for the^ 



Pa: 



1072 

14 

267 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 23 



-FORT ST. GWRGE, MARGE 1700-1 ["iij^j 



,J 


S83: 


31. 


„ 


234: 


15. 


,, 


50: 


6. 


„ 


18: 


29. 









Pags 


: 2048: 


1. 



Charges General! 
A ceo* : Presents 
Charges Extraordinary 
Fortifications & repairs 



Order'd that Lawrance Qualo & Jn° : Gonsolvo Portuguez be Entertain'd soldiers 
aouldiers in this Garrison. ' entetarin'd. 

There being a Petition deliver'd in to the President and Councill by some TheCowie 
people who were to be concern'd in the Arrac ffarm [granted to] Peter des farm^grfnted 
Pommare, setting forth a notorious injustice done them by him, for that they to Peter 
agreed with him to come in half concern in the ffarm, for which hee gave 'em revoked"*™ 
a writeirg undBr his hand, but after wee had granted him the Cowle, G-ruapah, why. 
Ancanah &c*: went to him to concert matters about the ffarms he bid 'em 
bring his obligation, upon view of which he tore it, and told 'em they had 
nothing to do with it, upon Examination of which action, wee found it to be 
true and Peter des Pommare confes'd the same, and likewise it appears to us, 
that the aforesaid Peter des Pommare has been very active in contriveing ways 
and means to lessen the yearly income of this ffarm, in so much, that whilst 
wee were treating with persons about it, and endeavouring to raise it, he gott 
people that were inclinable to take it under writeings not to bid above his own 
terms, so to discountenance such practices, so notorious prejudicial! to the Companys 
Revenues, besides for his infamous action for tareing the obligation he gave 'em, 
wee revoke our Cowle of the IS* : December last, and make him for ever uncap- 
able of ffarming any of the Company's Revenues, and as a farther marke of our 
Displeasure, wee fine him Twenty Pag' : to be paid the Hon''''' : Company, and 
Twenty Pag' : to the poor of our Church, and forthwith to deliver up all utenoills 
^nd ingredients for Distilling of arrac unto Gruapah, Ancanah Ac* : they paying 
for the same, who are to continue the ffarm dureing the time prescrib'd in the 
form'' : Cowle granted unto Peter des Pommare. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFRANcis Ellis. 

Tho: Wright. 

M : Bmpson. 

Tho': Mabshall. 

John Mevbrell. 

Ship Saram Thomas Plumbe Comander arriv'd from Quedda & Acheen. 18*«. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David, dated the ll**" : Instant (fee" : 
papers inclosed. 

Att a Consultation ' THunsroAY 

Do : 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesident & Goveenoub 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Mevekell. 

Generall Letters to Metchlepatara, Madapoll™ : and Vizagapatam all of yester- Letters to the 
days date, read & approved. subordinate 

Order'd that one thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster reW^^' 
for defraying charges Garrison, and one thousand Pagodas [be] advanc'd for carry- ^"f' ;.i^''°° 
ing on the Black Town wall and new works. * ply"r Jl. ' 

Pags ! 1000 
for carrying 



Records of Fort St. George 



|-13IH] 

Land Cualora 
aooo's : for 
mo : January 
read, * 



Pags . 91 
paid into 
Cash on that 
aooo' : 
Letter from 
Ft : St. 
David, read. 

Ten oandy of 
Gunpowder 
to be sent to 
Vizagapatam. 



FOBT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1700-1 

for the month January: 

Pa; 



TO 


5 


7u 


11 


1 


70 


16 


17 


'■'?> 


- 


16 


- 


y8 


5 


13 



M' : John Meverell Land Customer read his ace 
last, "^ticulars Viz' : 

Choultry Custom . 

Rubie Brokers ... .. ••• .. ... , 

Town Rents ... ... ... ... , 

Registring Slaves , 

Pag 
and pays into the R' : Hon'''® : Comp' : cash ninety one Pag^ on that account. 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David, dated 11*^ : Instant cStc" : papers, read. 

The storekeeper is order'd to get ready Ten Candy Gunpowder to send by 
the first good Vesssell bound to Vizagapatam, the Chiefe and Councill having- 
wrote for a supply. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFEANois Ellis. 

Tho: Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall, 

John IvJeverell. 



Ship Pombrupa Simon Rodrigues Comander arrived from Macow in China. 

Received Generall Letter from Vizagapatam, dated the 25"" : & 26* : ffebraary 
with their acoo* : Cash for the month January last, and by the same Pattamars- 
received Generall Letter from Metchlepatam, dated the 5"" : Instant. 

By a Country Boat Dispatoh'd Generall Letter to Metchlepatam, dated the' 
IL"" : Instant, inclosing a paper to M': John Pitt the new Comp° : Presid* : there, 
dated the 20"^ : past, and our Generall to the Chief & Councill at Madapollam, 
dated the 12*'': Instant, also sent another Generall Letter to Metchlepatam of 
yesterdays date. 

Ship S' : Anthony Manuel Gonsalvas Com'' : arrived from Macow in China. 

Ship Danceborough Stephen Meyer Comander arrived from Quedda. 



Thursday 
20. 



Pag» : 2957 1 
2 paid into 
Cash for 
fauama 
ooin'd. 
The Ware- 
honaekeepers 
paper by 
way of 
answer to 
the Jo : 
stock 
Mercht' : 
complaint of 
their Loss 
on 808 bale. 



Att a Consoltation 
Present 

* Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 

Thomas "Wright 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

Mess*': Ellis & Meverell. Indispos'd. 

The President Mintmaster pays into the R* : Hon''''' : Comp' : cash Pag° : 2957 : 2" 
being for silver fi'anams coin'd in the Mint. 

M.'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper delivers in a paper as follows Viz' : 
In persuance to an order of Consultation, dated the 6"* : Instant, the Ware- 
housekeeper reports that he has examin'd the acco' : deliver'd in by Serapa Ac* : 
Joint Stock Merchants of what lost on the 808 Bales Laden on ship Kiao; William, 
and finds their acco' : to be cast up pretty right, but compareing the Invoices of • 
what Long Cloth midling, Long Cloth ordinary and Salampores ordinary (by 
whioh they are the greatest loosers, the rest being inconsiderable) were Laden oik 



33^ 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 25 

—FORT ST. GEORGU, MARCH 1700-1 [20th] 

the Neptune, Benjamine, Howland and Kino; Williara, I find the Long Cloth 
midling to come out Viz* : 

Sbip Neptniie at Png^ : U: 

Benjamine ... .. ... ... „ J^O : 

Howland „ ^9: 

Kinp William ... „ 37 : 2liJ 

Long Cloth ordinary Viz' : 

ShipNepune' at Pag» : 29 : 6"^ 

g^'°if°7^ " IVllWi^oTge. 

Howland „ /« : -'O ,' ^ <= 

King William „ 27: I2j 

Salampoi'PS Midling or Ordinary Viz': 

Ship Neptune , at Fag" : 10; 3") 

Benianiine ... ... ... ... ... ,, IJ: ^2!aa,^ 

Howland . at J'ag": l^': II ( ° 

King William „ 15: 3J 

and I presume the reason why the Long Cloth midling aud Long Cloth 
ordinary "^ Ship King William did not come up to the Prize.s of the preraen- 
tion'd ships is, that it was not so good as the Cloth '^' those ships, there being 
few or none, N° -. 5 ^.ships Neptune and Benjamin, and a very small quantity of 
short and narrow Clotli, of which there is considerable quantity of both "^ the 
King William, and had the Merchants complain'd before the Goods were Laden on 
board, I presume they might have had the satisfaction of yo"" : Hon": ifec*": 
peruseall of them, to see if the sorters had done them any wrong, for they were 
daily in the Godown when the Goods were sorted, and knew what numbers they 
were sorted to. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper read his acco'" : for the month Warehouse 
January last and pays into the K' : Hon'''*" : Comp"" : cash Fourteen thousand ^o°* ' ^""^ 
Pagodas on acco' : Rupees and Goods sold, and Four hundred ninety six Pagodas -tanuary 
and 20 fanams, being for Torn and tnrn'd out Cloth sold at Outcry of the old i4"'o6o'p^j. 
Contract, for w''" : the Joint Stock Merchants are order'd to have credit. paid into 

Cash for 
GooJs lica : 
sold & 
Pa..' 8: 496: 
20 for Torn 
A. tnrn'd ont 
•Cloth 
belonging 



the 



& February last, which are passed. ' accois : for 

Orderd that Joseph de Lamoose Portuguez be Entertain'd a soldier in this AVoidiei^^ " 

Garrison. entntain'd, 

M'' : Matthew Empson read his sea Custom acco'^ : for the months November sen caBtom 
& December last particulars Viz* : ="■•«"' : for 

^ nio.s: Novr : 

Nov'": To Custom Nil ... ... ... ... Pa: 303: — :— A December 

To Freight of ship Howland from Vizagapiit.un read,* 

and .Meichlepatani ... ,. 6i:22:50 

and pays into the E* : Hon'''* : Comp' : cash One thousand Pagodas on that Pap^ looo 

account. paid into 

l-adh . n that 

M'': Thomas Harris Petitioning us to be Discharg'd the R' : Hon'"'": Comp": Then 
service, his Intended time being long since elaps'd, the same is readily grunted, ^.^"'^ 
and his salary order'd to be paid him from the 29*" : September last to' this day, tCcomp.s . 
being Pag" : 16:4. serviVe at Wa 

Generall Letters from Vizagapatam dated the 26*'': & 26"': February last, LeTt^rsfrom 

read. VizaRapm : 

read. 



omas 



26 



Records of Fort tit. Georye 



[20t«J 



The appre- 
hension of 
troubles 
from yc ; 
Nabob. 
Sashboots 
to be 

entertain' d 
& Peons 
dischasrg'd. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1700-1- 



Wee not only having the news from our own people at the Camp, but it 
being the Generall report of the whole Countrj that Doud Cawn intends to come 
to S' : Thoma, who wee are confident has ill designs against us, and to prevent 
his effecting the same, it requires our utmost endeavours, therefore wee order 
that the Paymaster entertains what Rashboots offer tiieir service (they being 
people most to be rely'd upon in time of troubles) and that he returns oat as many 
Peons in the room of them. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFRANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



27. 



Ship Mahomud, Mahomadoo Noquedah arrived from Quedda. 

Ship Noss Senhorah de Rosairo Edward Bell Pilot sailed for Bengali, by 
whom sent General Letter to the President & Councili of Fort William dated the 
8*^: Instant. 

By a Country Boat (which saild this day) Eram chittee TandeU, sent 
Generall Letter to y" : Cheif and Councili at Vizagapatam of y^ : 12**" : & 26"^ : 
Ins* : incloseing Invoice and Bill Lading for Gunpowder k(f ; Laden on said Boat. 



Thursday 
27th 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



Gunner 

entertam'd. 
The Rentall 
Genii : & 
Bcavengere 

read & 
money paid 
into cash 
on both 
acco*8 : 

Pag": 500 
paid into 
Cash oil 
ai»ot : 
Tobacco 
sold. 

Storekoepera 
Aooots : 
for Janry: 
Febry: 



Thomas Pitt Peesident & Govebnoub 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom^ : Maeshall 

John Mbverell 
M*: Ellis. Indispos'd. 
Order'd that Claus Simerson be Enterf^ : in the Gunroom. 

M"" : Francis Bett Rentall Generall & Scavenger read his accounts, and pays 
into y® : R' : Hon''''' : Comp^ : Cash Viz' : Pag' ; 385 ; 28 on the former acco' : 
ending the last August 16i^9, and Pag^ : 272 : 4 on the latter ending the la[st] 
September 1700, being the Ballance of both those Acco" : to that time. 



M': Richard Hunt Tobacco Manager pays into the R' : Hon*" 
Cash Five hundred Paj<' : on Acco* : Tobacco sold. 



Comp' 



M'' : Francis Bett Prov' : Storekeeper read his accot*'' : for the months January 
& February last. 



David Davis Order'd that Pag^ : 5 : 21 be paid M"" : Francis Bett, being 

Debt to |.Q j^-j^j^^ |j„ David Davis deceas'd, who hath Credit in our books. 

r ranois < 
Bett paid 



much indebted 



Diary and Gonsultafion Booh, 1701 



27 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1700-1- 



The Warehousekeeper was Order'd to deliver the storekeeper Forty Caady 
salt-petre to make Powder in January last, but omitted to be enter' d till now, 
and lie is now order'd to deliver Forty Candy more for the same use. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFRANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom': Marshall. 
John Mgveeell. 



[27'rB] 

Salt-petre 
formerly 
deliver'd 
for making 
powder but 
omitted 

enter'd. 
Salt-petre 
order'd for 
makeiDg 
powder. 



S*" : Mareiah Andrew Holland master arrived from Pegu. 
Dispatcli'd Generall Letter to Fort S' : David of yesterdays date. 



3]. 
April 2. 



Att a Consultation 
Pref^ent 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern" : 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Meverkll. 

The Warehousekeeper pays into the R* : Hon'''^ : Companys 
thousand five hundred Pag' : on Acco* : Rupeesi & Goods sold. 



Thuksdat 



cash, Three 



The accountant is order'd to draw out the Acco* : salary due to the R* 
Comp^ : servants for the last half year ending the 25*'' : March last. 



M" : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his acco'^ 
last, particulars Viz* : 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Diet 
Charges Generall 
Acco : Presents ... 
Metehlepatam 

Fort S«. David 

Charges Extraordinary ... 
Charges Merchandize 
West Coast 
Fortification and Repairs 



for the month Febru£ 



Pag= 



1049: 


23 


15: 


14 


673: 


19 


363: 


31 


58: 


13 


3: 


28 


2: 


12 


14: 


23 


1: 


14 


6: 


34 


16: 


6 



Pags: 
3500 paid 
into Cash by 
the Ware- 
housekeeper 
for Goods 
&01: sold. 
Last half 
years Balary 
to be drawn 
out. 

Paymastert 
Febry : 
mo'liSi 
aoco*» : 
read. 



Pag'* : 2201 



Order'd that one thousand Pag^ : be paid M': Thomas Marshall Paymaster Pag" : i,ooo 
for defraying charges Garrison. orderM ye : 

■^ ° *= Paymr : for 

defraying 

M"' : John Meverell Land Customer read acco*'' : for the month February last ilnTcu^etom 
particulars Viz*: accot«: for 

^ Fcb.V : mo : 

Choultry Custom Pa» : IC'9 : 16: 26 read,* 

Rnbie Brokers ... ... „ 3: 31: 58 

Registrirg slaves „ — 24: — 

Confiscations ... „ 36: 29: 10 



Pag^ 



150: 29: 13 



28 



Hecorda of Port St. George 



[3«»] 



-FORT ST. GEORGS, APRIL 1701- 



Ui 



Pag« 
paifi into 
Cash on that 
aooo' : 
Richard 
BlacKwnll 
deed : Credit 
order'd to be 
paid, 



Acciit : re- 
mains for 
yB : year 
paer, to be 
brought iu. 
Portnguuz 
souWs . 
entertd : 



and pays into the R* : Hon"^ 
that account. 



: Comp' : Cash one hundred forty four Pag' : on 



Doctor Richard Blackwall Deceas'd, his Estate having Credit ia York Fort 
Books Ryalls 97 : 2 which at 17 Dollars ^^ Ten Pag^ : is Pag'' : 57 : 12 : 4, but 
money paid his wife here by the Paymaster after his death &g"- : arao* : to Pag' : 
44- : 15 being first deducted, the remaining Pag'* : 12 : 33 : 4 is order'd to be paid his 
Trustees, they demanding it. 

Order'd that the severall officers bring in an acco' : Remains of their respec- 
tive Employs for the year past, ending the month. 



Order'd that Thome de Rosairo, Joan Dea? 
be Entertain'd souldiers in this Garrison. 



and Anthony Deius Portugaez 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFBANOis : Ellis. 
Tho : "Weight. 
M : Empson. 
John : JVIevekell. 



Fkiday 



Satdeday 



[Al Poitue:- 

nez entertai- 
nd a soldier. 
Letters 
received, 
read. 

'The.Ioint 
Stock 
Merchts: 
C'lmplaiii* of 
Lnss on their 
Lons ''KitU 
ordinai-y 
remedied. 



The Madrass Pinnace John Lein Mast'' : ari-ived from Fort S* : David, and 
brought Generall Letter from the Dep^ : Gov'': dated the 2'': Ins*: incloseing 
Bill Lading for 58 Bales. 

'I'he following order was sign'd by the Gov'' : & Councill. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to unlade Fifty eight bales brought from 
Fort S* : David by the Madrass Pinnace, who arrived here this morning. 

Thomas : Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 

Matt : Empson. 
Tho : Marshall. 
• John : Meveeell. 

Ship Jerusalem William Rogars Master arrived from Pegu. 
Received "?■ Pattamar Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the H'' : Ins- 
tant, with 2'' : Bill Lading and Invoice for 58 bales ^ the Madrass Pinnace. 

Att a Consdltation Bxteaord^ : 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Presidennt & Govern^: 

Thomas Wright Mtthew Empson 

Thom^ : Marshall John Meveeell 

M" : Ellis. Indispos'd. 

Ordered that Mathews Perira Portuguez be Entertain'd a souldier in this 
Garrison. 

Generall Letter from the Dep^ : Govern' : of Fort S' : David dated the 'z.^ : 
Instant, and from Gov' : and Councill dated S"*: Ditto, both read. 

Serapa (fee" : J oint stock Merchants having since the departure of the King 
William perus'd their acco'" : and finding that their ordinary Long Cloth gone 
home on that ship, is sorted down to a considerable less value than has been upon 
any former ships, whereof they have often complain'd to us, into which having 
made enquiry and finding it to bo so as "^ the acco* : enter'd after this Consulta- 
tion, the chief occasion of it, not being only that their Cloth comes out to Lower 
Numbers, but the alteration that has lately been made between N° : and N° : being 
considerably more than formerly, insomuch, that they declare they can't proceed 



Dian/ and Gon^ultaliou Book, 1701 



29 



— FORT ST. GEURGI, APRIL 1701- 



[.-,"] 



further in their Contract, being great loosers thereby, of which in some measure 
wee being sencible, cotton being at this present very dear, and great In- 
vestments made by the ffrench and Dutch near us, and the new Company to the 
Northward, and to prevent so great an evill of sending ships home dead freighted, 
Wee have thought fitting for encouragement of the Merchants, to order for the 
future, that the abatements between N°: & [N° : j be as formerly, before the 
makeing of these two last Contracts. 

So to make an early provision for the Comp° : ships, and to keep possession 
of the Loomes, It is agreed that Twenty five thousand Pagodas be paid them in 
further part of their Contract dated the 16"": August 1700. 



Tho : Pitt. 
FPiUNcis: Ellis. 
Tho : Wkight. 
M : B MP SON. 
John Mevebell. 



Money 
order'd the 
Joint stock 
Merchts : 
for carrying' 
on their 
Contract. 



Acco*: of the prizes of Long Cloth ordinary Fort S* : George, as received K 
from the Merchants, w* : charges Washing Ac" : 



Ship 
Fame 
Thorndon 
Martha 

W' : Coast Ab- 
edne^o. 



Gorge, p' : 

285: — amo'** : to Pag^ 
168: — 
756: - 
39: — 



7467: 12 

4929 : 30 

22763 : 26 

10S9: 6 



fa : ca. 
5 is Pag= : 26 : 7:11* Gorge. 
— „ 29 : 12 : 2 

5 „ 30: 4: — 
3 „ ;^6; 23: 1 



Scepter ... 172:10 amo*' 

Neptune ... 414: — 

Benjamin ... 614 : 10 : 

W : Coast Try all. 45 : — 

Howland ... 254: 2: 

Fame 42:10: 

King William... 638:15: 



•iOSl : 33 : —[at] Pag^; 29:16: '6 V Gorge. 



12162 : 18: 2 

15117:25: 2 

139,7 : 18 ; — 

7368 : 28 : 3 

1172: 24:4 

17474 : 2:2 



29: 13: 4 
29 : 1 3 : 4 
29 : 1 8 ; — 
29:—: — 
27 ; 21 : 2 
27: 12: 2 





Gorge 3329 : 7 

Ordinary Long 


Par 
Cloth 


: 9590=i : 5:2 


a. 






from Fort S* : Davi 




Fame 


88 : 10 amo*^: to 


Pag-* 


: 2517: 30:— isPag^ 


:28 


16 


Martha 


90:10 




2909 : 9 : 1 


;-i2 


5 


Scepter 


... 310:10 




9934 : 8 : - ,. 


32 


— 


Neptune 












Benjamin 












Howland 


... 117: — 




3655 ; 18 :— ,, 


31 


8 


King Will 


am ... 421: 10 




1 3369 . 34 : H „ 


31 : 


26 



11" Gorge. 



Gorge 1028 : 



Pag' : 32386 : i.7 : 



The Madras Long Cloth as above, comes out one with another at Pag^ : 28 : 
29 : "^ Corge. 

The Fort S* : David ditto 81 : 18 : 1. Difference Pag' : 2 : 25 : 1 f' Coi'ge is 
pC':9i 

Ship Dolphin Lockyer Watts Comander arrived from Pegu. 

Ship Bone Viago Ignatio Swarez Pilot arr'' : from Pegu. 

The Advice frigat William Redhead Coinand' : arrived from England. 



Records of Fort St. Ueorge 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1701- 



TpESDAT Att a Consultation 

[8th] 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Goveen" : 

Thomas Wbight Matthew Empson 

TuoM* : Marshall John Mevebell 

M» : Ellis. Indispos'd. 

Advice The Advice frigat ai'riveing this day from England, the Comander brought 

ftigat rom ashore the R' : Hon''''': Companys Pacquet, which being opened was found tO' 

contain as "^ List enter'd next after this Consultation. 
TheTreasnre Tjje Warehousekeoper is opder'd to Unlade the Treasure (fee": on board the- 

Advic! Advice frigat. 

[ordered] 

to be Tho : Pitt. 



unlade 



PFRANCiR Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
John Mevebell. 



List op the Comp' : Pacquet to Poet S^ : George bt the Advice frigat. 

N". 

1. Companys Generall to Fort S' : George dat : 18*'' : June 1700. 

2. Copy of the Comp' : Gen"^ : to y" : Forfc dat : 20*" : & 25*'^ : Jan^^ : 1699;. 

3. Copy of the Comp' : Gen" : to j" : Fort dat : 23'^ : February 1699. 

4. Copy of the Comp' : Gen" : to the Fort dat : 6'" : March 1699. 

5. Copy of the Comp' : Gen" : to the Fort dat : 12 April 1700. 

6. Invoice of the Advice frigat. 

7. Bill Lading ditto ship. 

8. Copy of the Charterparty of the said ship. 

9. Act of Parliament for continuing the Company [as] a corporation, f our.- 

10. Exemplification of the said act under the Great Seal of"^ 
England, which seal is in a silver Box. j 

11, The Kings commission to President Pitt &c* : to try Pyrats ! Three in a 
dat : 28 May 1700 under the Great Seal of Engl-^ : fsl. ^'^'^'' 

H'. The Kings Instructions to Presid* : Pitt &c^: for Trying | 
Pyrats dat : 30"' : May 1700 in y'' : 1 2"' : year of his reign. J 

13. Act of Parliament for suppression of Pyrats, four. 

14. Act of Parliament prohibiting the wearing Bast India & China wrought 
silks, four. 

15. Act of Parliament for laying a further Duty of 15 ^ Cent upon 
wrought silks, muslins and other Goods, four. 

16. Companys particular Letter dated 26"' : June 1700 [to] the Hon*"'' t. 
Thomas Pitt Esq"" : or the President of Fort S* : George for the time being,, 
which contained also Cap* : Heath Ac" : Letter to S'' : [Stephen] Evance- 
about the Neptunes tioods. 

17. Tryall of Twenty one Pyrats in print. One. 

18. The Warehousekeepers acco' : of Goods wanting "^ Martha & Neptune. 
This evening received Generall Letters from Metchlepatam dated the 30*'' :■ 

March last and from M'' : John Foquett dated 29*'' : ditto &c* : papers inclosed. 

Received Generall Letter from the Dep^ : Gov"' : of Fort S' : David dated S**" : 
Instant with translates , of news from their spy [Braminys] abroad. 

In the night ship Gosfright Bdw'' : Harrison Comander saild for Emoy irt 
China. 



Diari/ <tnd CimsLdiatioii Book, 1701 



31 



FOBT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1701 [S^hj 

Ship Madapollam Maul Cawn Pilot arrived from Pegu. 10. 

Ketch Bone Voyage, Meerah Noquedah arrived from Araccan. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Govern" : 

Thomas : Wright MArrHEw Empson 

Thom^ : Marshall John Meverell 

Mb : Ellis. Indispos'd. 

The President read his acco* : of the R' : Hon'''^ : Comp' : cash for the month 
llarch last, Ballance being Pag^ : 24938 : 19 : 2. 

M"" : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper read his acco' : for the month February 
last. 

Gruah Raz pays into the R' : Hon'''^ : Comp' : cash one hundred Pag' : being 
collected for Building the Black I'own Wall & new [ • • •] 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to deliver Two hundred Dollars to the 
Attornys of M[ary] Ann Wright, being for One Bill of Exchange dated 
28"': June 1700 drawn by the R* : Hon'"'" : Company, payable to said Ann 
Wright. 

Gene rail Letter from the Cheif & Council 1 of Metchlepatam dated the 80*^ : 
March and from the Cheif only dated the 29'^ : ditto [&c^ :] papers : Also from 
the Dep-^' : Governour of Fort S' : David dated the 5"": Instant, also read. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to supply Manuel Gonsolvas with whfat] 
silver he wants at 15^ Dollars ^ Pen Pag^ : and sell the remainder received 3Q 
the Advice frigat at that rate. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FERANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M. Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



Thdesdat 

[10"^] 



The Comps ; 
Cash for 
March mo : 
read . 

Warehouse 



PngS : 100 
pair! into 
Cash on 
accot : the 
black town 
wall. 
Bill Ex- 
change fron 
ye : Compa 
for [Siej 



Letters 
1 eceived, 



aispos a at 
15^ Dolls, ^l?' 
Ten PaiS. 



Received Generall Letters from Fort S* : David dated the 10" 
from the Dep^" : Gov' : dated the IJ*" : ditto. 



Instant, and 13. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Govfrn' : 

Thomas Wright Matthew Kmpson 

Thom^: Marshall John Meverell 

M^ : Ellis. Indispos'd. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon' 

cash Twenty three thousand Pagodas on acco*: silver & goods sold. 



Comp^ : 



Generall Letters to Surat & Bombay dat : 15*^: Ins': and to the R' : H: 
Comp" : of yesterdays date all read & approved. 

The President read his mint acco*' : for the months of February & March 
last, particulars viz* : 



Thoesdat 
17. 



Fags 23000 
paid into 
cash for 
silver &ca: 
sold. 

Letters sent, 
read. 

Mint acoots ; 
forPebry 
& March 
read. 



Record.^ of Fort St. Ocorge 



ri7x-^] 



■FORT ST. GWBGE, APRIL 1701- 



Acco* : 
Salary tor 
J year to ye : 
<Jomp» : 
servants 
order'd to be 
paid them. 

Portasfnez 
pntd : ■<\ 
Boldier. 

Stewards 
ftF^cots ; lor 
March month, 



Feb^-^: To Custom oa Gold. Pag': 228 : 2 : 20. 

March. To Custom on ditto „ 759:33:20. 
and pavs into the R* : H : Comp^ : cash Pag" : 1167 : 33 : 40 on acco' : Custom of 
Gold coin'd, and Pag' : 20 : 29 : for Copper cash. 

Generall Letters from Fort S' : David dated lO"": Instant, and from the 
Dep'' : Governour dated the 11'": ditto both read. 

The accomptant delivers in an acco' : of the last half years salary due to the 
R' : H : Cotnpanys servants in this place ending 25"' : March last, amo*^ : to Pag° : 
992 : 1 : 5 which is order'd to be paid. 

Order'd that Thomas Simmons Portuguez be Bntertain'd a soldier in this- 
Garrison. 

Henry Davenport his Stev?ards acco'^ : for the month March last, was read &: 
past. 



Pags: KOOO 
paid inio 
cash [oil J 
;icco' : 
Sea Castoms. 



M'': Matthew Empson Sea Customer pays into the R' : Hon'''^ : Comp°: Cash, 
Three thousand Pagodas on acco': Sea Customs. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFKANois Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall.. 
John Meverbll. 



24 



The Govern' : and Councill mett to peruse Generall Letter to Fort S' :; 
David, and to the Dep-^: Govern "^ : both of this date, which were approv'd and 
Dispatch'd this Evening. 

Dispatch'd General! Letters to the Presid' : & Councill of Surat, and to the 
Generall & Councill at Bombay of the 15"^ : Instant, incloseing Generall Letter 
to the K' : H : Comp'' : of the 16"^ : ditto &,G^ : papers as ^ List. 

The Josiah Ketch Timothy Evans master arrived from Bengali and brought 
Gen" : Letter from the President Beard & Councill of Fort William dated 3^ : 
March last &c* : papers as ^3 List. 

By Peons overland received Gen" : Letter from the Cheif and Councill of 
Metchlepatam dated the 12"' : Instant, with the Gen" : Letter from Maddapollam' 
dated the S"' : ditto. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 22'' : Instant. 



Thursday 



Vagx ■■ 2500 
paid into 
Cash on 
anco*: silver 
&c» : Bold. 
Sea C Qstom 
accots : for 
Janry : A 
Feb>' : rea I. 



Att a Consultation 
Fresent 

Thomas Prrr, President anp Govern": 
Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Tkom* : xMarshall John Meverell. 

Generall Ijetters from Bengali dated the 3'^ : March last receiv'd |^ Josiah 
Ketch, from Metchlepat;im dated the 12''' : Instant ; from Madapollam dated the 
S**" : ditto, and from Fort S' : David dated the 22'' : ditto &c* : papers in the severall 
pacquets, all read. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon''''' : Comp' r 
cash Two thousand fivp hundred Pag' : on acco' : silver & Goods sold. 



M"" : Matthew Empson Sea Customer read his acco' 
ary and February last, particulars Viz*: 



for the month Janu- 



Diary and Gonsnltntion Booh, 1701 



33 



FORT ST. GEORGJE, APRIL 1701 



To Custom on Goods Imported & Exporttv] r.his m° : 

To Custom on Grain ... 

To Anchorage ... ... 

To Acco' : ftreight of K.W™ : 



Pag 



g" : 830 : 


7: 


.".0. 


, 548 : 


29: 


7. 


28: 


— : 




35: 


5: 


-- 



Pag": 144:! 



6: [37] 



[24'H] 



Feb'v : 

To Gastora on Goods Imp'' & Exported this m" 

To Custom on Grain 

To Anchorage 

To Tonnage 



Pag» : 363 : 15 : [...] 
155 : 16 : m 
53: --: — 



Pag^ 



last. 



[•••] 



Francis Bett Prov" : Storekeeper read his acco*" : for t! 



Orderd that the following stores bee provided bj' the Storekeeper and sent 



month March storekeepers 
BCcol : for 
March read. 
Stores for 



by the Dep' : Gov'': &c" : [Viz' :] provided. 

50 Carriage Plank o & i> inches 1 . i • i The 

10 Ditto of 7 & 8 „ J ^^^ • particnlars. 

1 Coil rope of 2 inches & one d°: 2^ inches. 
20 Timbers from 18 to 22 foot long 
40 Plank from f inch to 3 inches thick. 
10 Barrells fine powder. 
100 Hand spikes. 
Orderd that sixty eight Pag' : be paid the President out of Cash, being for Pags:C;» 
Loss & Charges Mintage on Thirteen thousand, three hundred & fifty Pag" : of Tevlnapm: 
Tevenapatam, coin'd into Madrass Pagodas here, as '^ Consultatioa dated 23'' : Pags: 

Nov' : 1700. Madrass 

Pags ; to be 
])airl for out 
of CaHb. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to unlade the stores sent "F Josiah Ketch i^^res from 

i 11 n Bengali V* 

from P>engall. Josiah Ketch 



laden 



Order'd that Two hundred Pag': be paid Charles Bugden, being for one Bill ]^°,.'d^gbi,]of 
Exch[ange] drawn by the Dep* : Gov' : & Councill of Fort S' : David dated tlie Eicbai,<?e for 
22'' : instant, and one thousand Pag' : be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Payinaste 
>£or defraying charges Garrison. 



z] be entertain'd a soldier in this 



s;iw pags : 
order'd to be 
paid It. Pagi : 
iOOO to the 
Paymaster 
for defraying 
charges 
(iarrison. 
roi'taguea 
entd : a 
8oldier. 
Advaoo'd to 
llip Comii» : 
Washers 
P»-6: 500 in 
miney & 
Riddy. 
Advice that 
thp Dutch are 
lating with 
e Govern- 
f : abont the 

Dutch have a design to purchase it of the Nabob ; To prevent which (for that it ffactory at 

Conimeer. 



Order'd that Nicholas Knogar Portugu[ 
Garrison. 

Order'd that Three hundred Pag": bee advanc'd to Paulo Au": 
cureing the R' : Hon''''' : Comp* : clotli, and that Two hundred Pag^ 
deliver'd them by the Warehousfkeeper. 



Washers for 
of Paddy be 



The Goveroour acquainting the Council that this morning hee received advice 
from M' : Fraser at Fort S' : David that the Dutch had been at Conimeer [and] 
Viewing, Surveying and measureing a ffactory there that was formerly ours, and 
that Doud Cawns Mauldars were w*'' : 'em, so 'tis rationall to beleive that the 



34 



Records of Fort St. George 



[24th 



The Kings 
Comissioii fo 
Trying of 
Pirata, to 
he publish'd. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1701- 



would uofc only be a great inconvcnieacy to our affairs at Fort S' : Davids, but 
lilcewise a great discredit to see a Dutch flag hoisted upon English settlement) 'tis 
resolved that the Governour writes a Letter to Gov' : Coraans (who is still at 
Sadrasspatam) to acquaint him with what he hears, and if possible to prevent his 
makeing any further [progress ?] therein. 

The R' : Hon'''*' : Company having sent his Majesties Comission for Trying 
of [Pirats] ' Tis resolved that the same be Publisli'd at [the] Town Hall, on the 26«^ : 
Instant at nine [in] the morning, and that the Governour gives notice by Beat of 
Drum to all the Inhabitants at the Publishing the same to prevent their pretending 
any ignorance thereof hereafter. 



Tho : Pitt. 
FFRANcrs : Elms. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Mkvkrell. 



24. 



26. 



Dispatch'd the President's Letter to Gov'' : Comans at Sadraspatam of this 
date, shewing the Hon''''' : Comp" : right to the ffactory of Conimeer, and desireing 
the Dutch to forbear treating with the Government for the purchase of it. 

This day being appointed for the Publishing the Kings Commission for Trying 
of Pyrats, the same was accordingly done, together with his Instructions and the 
act of Parliament, most of the European Inhabitants, Principal Portuguez and 
Armenians being present. 

Received a Letter from Gov'' : Direck Comans at Sadraspatam. 



Monday 

[28th] 



Letto 
i ■ 1 
read. 



.The Coinps : 
Ketoh Josiali 
to be sold at 
publick out- 
cry. 

Money paid 
into Cash 
upon sundry 
acoo»8 : 



Att a Consultation Extraoed"^ : 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern" : 
Thomas Marshall Thomas Wright 

The Councill being duly summond Mess": Ellis & Empson indispos'd & M': 
Meverell absent. 

General! Letters from & to Gov"' : Comans about the Dutch their settleing at 
Conimeer, Mocdum Ninas Letter to the President and his answer relateing to a 
small Present to be made Doud Cawn, also Geperall Letter to the Deputy Gover- 
nour and Council], Fort S* : David, all read. 

Resolved that the Paymaster on [Monday] next being the 5"' : May, put up 
to sale at Publick outcry the Josiah Ketch with her stores, and that a note be 
affixt at the Sea Gate to give notice thereof. 

Serapa pays into the R' : Hon'''** : Comp^: Cash Pag' : 221 : 3 : 3 being [the] 
Balknce [of] his propper acco' : for Goods bought out of the Companys Ware- 
house [acco* :] and Vincate Kisna &c* : late Tobacco £ar[mers pays] Two hundred 
Pagodas on tliat account [and] Ponnagettee Narso &c'^ : Tobacco & [arrac] 
farmers pays Two thousand Pagodas [on] that acco*: for three months ending the 
17"': March last. 



Tho : Pitt. 

FFRAJ.OIS Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom* : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



Diary and Constiltatiori Book, 1701 35 



■ JfORT ST. G:E0RGK AFt.lL 1701- 



Sloop Hawratoon Laulman Pilot arrived from Acheen. 28. 

Dispatch'd Geuerall Letter to Fort S' : David of yesterdays date with the 29. 
severall papers therein mentioned. 

Mess''^ : Oanwell & Berlu arrived this evening Overlard from Fort S* : David, 
in persuance of our Generall Letter of the 19'^ : Instant, which order'd 'em up. 

Ship Hesolution Andrew Ferera Pi) ot arrived from Policherry, on wliom came Mav f- yp. 
W: Richard Farmer Passenger, going thither overland from Fort S^ David. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



Thursday 

[1ST] 



Thomas Pitt President & Govern" : 
Matthew Kmpson Thomas Wright 

John Mevehell Thomas Maksiiali. 

M'' : Ellis. Indispos'd. 
Alexander Cambell soldier who had the President and Couiirill.s of Bengali [a soldier] 
leave for repairing hither^ the Josiah Ketch for his health Petitioning 2 months [oXe^Tir" 
Pay dureingy": Passage, It is agreed that the Paymaster pay liim but for one 'nemf«.' 
month, and hee also to reimburse the Corporation Pa^** : 19 : 14 : 4S being charges paymaster to 
for Pavement of Bricks made before the Companys Colledge and Godown. reimburse 

Corporation 
Pags: 19:14. r 

M'^ : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his acco*' : for the month March last Paymlsters 
particulars Viz* : 

Charges Garrison Pag". 1072: 1(5: read! 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Diet 

Charges Extraordinary 

Cliaiges Generall ... ... ... ... ... ... ^ 

Acco' : Present 
Fortification & Repairs 



1072 


16: 


17 


3.5- 


200: 


?,8 • 


12 


n 


'MO 


16: 


— 


18: 


U: 


34: 



for 
March month, 



Pag^: 1G79: 9: 



■to be 



16 IJoll. for 
Ten Pagodas. 



The Paymaster is order'd to Buy a Chest Rose water to be sent to Fort S* : ^ ^''<'«' '•°«"' 
David ; and [the] Warehousekeeper to Buy five & half corge red shalloes, being rv.St'°aDd 
offer'd to sale and was for the use of this Garrison & Fort S* : David for flaffs ^^ ^"''S" "* 

&"'■ red ehalloeH. 

Order'd that George Thompson be Entertain'd in the Gunroom, & Andrew ^ c;«"iier a 
Fereira a soldier at Twenty five fanams TP' mensem. soldier 

_,, „, , , "^ . ' ) 1 n -1 entertain tl. 

The Warehousekeeper is order d to sell silver at the rate of 16 Dollars for ^'''' 
Ten Pagodas, the Macow ship w''"' : occasion 'd the rise of silver being saild away ^"'"^ 

Tmo : Pitt. 
FFRANcis Ems. 
. . Tho: Wright. 

M. Empson. 
John Meveeell. 
Thom« : Marshall. 
Dispatch'd *|^^> Country Boat Generall Letter to Metchlepatam of yesterdays 9 
date. ■ ^ • 

Beceived Generall Lett«i- from the Clieife & Councill of Metchlepatam dated 4. 
23'^ : April last cfec" : papers inclosf d. 

Ship S' : Antonio Eman': Gonsalvas sailed for Macow. 6. 

E-1 



Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY nai- 



Thuesda 

8 



Att a Consultation 
Pr-'SfTit 



Comps ■ cash 
for April m" : 
[read]. 
Comps : 
Ketch Josivih 
not r selling 1 
at outcry, to 

tor Bengali. 



Money oiderd 
-f Josiah 
Ketch [for 
the] northern 
f'actoryB. 



Portuguez 
eutil : a 
soldier 
Pag" : 2000 
paid into 
Cash for 
silver & 



Pag" : 1000 
orderd for 
defraying 
charges 
Garrison A 
Paa^ : 2.5 tor 
3 mos: I'own 
Conicoplys 
Duty. 

Persia fruit 
to be bought 
for Port St : 
David 
Sea ('iistom 
acco'8 : for 
March month. 



Thomas Pitt Peksident & Govern" : 
Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom'' : Maeshall 

John MEVEREr.L. 

M'' : Ellis. Indispos'd. 

The President read his aeco*; of the R' : Hon'''" : Comi)" : cash for the month 
April last, the Ballance being Pag': 82226 : 2(5 : ■>. 

The Paymaster reports that the Josiah Ketcli was put to sale at Pablick 
Outcry in persuance of Consultation dated the 28"' : past, but none offering more 
than Five hundred Pagodas, 'twas thought fitting not to sell her, but that she 
be return'd to Bengali, and Dispatch'd hence by the 15**' : Instant, in her way to 
call at Metchlepatam and Vizagapatam to deliver such Treasure ifec*": wee shall 
order for those places. 

Order'd that Twelve thousand Pagodas be delivor'd the Warehousekeeper & 
sent to Metchlep"" : upon the Josiah Ketch [for] the service of that and Madda- 
pollam [factorys,] to Pay off their arrears and to carry on [Investjments for the 
ensuing year, also that [ • • • ] thousand Pa e": be deliver'd to be sent by 
[the same] Ketch for Vizagapatam to carry on [that] Investment there. 

Order'd that Domingo de Mount [Portuguez] be Entertain'd a soldier in this 
Garrison. 

M"" : Thomas Wi-ight Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon'''^ : Comp' : 
cash Two thousand Pag' : on acco* : silver and Goods sold. 

Order'd that One thousand Pag* : be [paid] M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges Garrison, and Twenty five Pag': be paid Wotta Lingua for 
3 months Town Conicoplys Duty ending the ul[timo] April last. 



The Paymaster is order'd to provide Persia fruit Viz' : Kismiss, Raisons and 
almonds two maunds of each, being wanted at Port S* : David for Presents. 

M' : Matthew Empson read his Sea [custom] acco'' : for the month March last, 
^ticulars Vig' : 

To Custom on troods imported & Exported Page : 2960 : 31 : 5 

To Custom on Grain ... ... ... ... ... „ 149: 2: 25 

To Anchorage „ 30: IS: - 

Pags : 3140: 15: 30 



Pag' ; 1000 
paid into 
Cash on that 
accoi : 

[Land] 
Custom 
acco'" : 
March niO ; 
read Si 



and pays into the R* : H : Comp" : cash one thousand Pag' : on that account. 



M"^ : John Meverell Land Customer read his acco^^ : for the month of -March 
last, particulars Viz"^ : 

Choultry ('ustom ... 
Ruble Brokers 

Cloth Brokers 

Town rents 

Registring slaves '.. 



Pao-s : 


169: 


30: 


60 




'i: 


35: 


60 




10; 


. 





„ 


55 


3; 


26 


„ 


— 


o2 


— 


Pag-s": 


""250 


T9 


"66 



Pags: 188: and pavs 

32 : 54 paid 
into Cash [on 
that] accot : 



into the R' : Hon'"'^ : Comp'' : cash Pag'' : 188 : 32 : 54 on that account. 



Diary and Goiisultation Book, 1701 37 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MA Y 1701 p™ j 



The Secretary is order'd to deliver Padre Fryer Michael Anjous, the paper [Bafering] 
translated in Portugiiez (as Eiiter'd next after this Consultation) and he to be be [read by]" 
present at the reading of the same in their Church on Sunday next. the Porta- 

^ - guez Padre 

[in their] 

Letter from Gov'" ; Comans at Sadrasp": and Generall Letter from Metchle- Letters re- 
patam dated the 23'^ : past &c* : papers therewith rec"! : all read. Turn'doarA 

This being a fitt oppertunity for disposeing of the Joint Stock Merchants damag'd 
turn'd out and damaged Clolh, the same is order'd by the Warehousekeeper to be ^.|n*to^e°.°'' 
sold at pviblick Outcry, and the produce paid into the R"- : Hon^i<": Comp^ : cash. Joint stock' 

MerclitB; to 
be sold & 
Produce to be 
paid into 
Comps ; 
cash. 

The Storekeeper is order'd to provide Necessarvs for the Josiah Kotch as Ip stores for 
List deliver'd us by the Master. " J^-^ ,, 

Bupply'd her. 

By our Ifisb Letters from the West Coast they advise us 'tis nmtn lor ihe Rupees a 
Company's advantage to send Kupees and ffanams, latter with the Mallay stamp, coi'n-Tfol^the 
wherefore 'tis resolved that the Warehousekeeper de[liver] to the Mintmaster w* : Coast. 
what silver re[mnined'| in the Godown, in order to coin Two [ . . . ] Rupees, 
and the rest to be made into fanams to be sent to the West Coast by the first 
opportunity. 

Tho : J'lTT. 
PFRANois Ellis. 
Tec: Wright. 
M: Bmpson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Mkverell. 




Whereas Wee the Govern'' : and Councill of this place have been credibly '^'"^ p^p^*" 
inform' d that on or about the 12'^ : March last, the Right Reverend ffather Don }'ated"'inu."'' 
Gosper Alfonso Bis[hopJ of S' : Thoma (as he stiles himself,) did [send] a Portofruez, 
paper to the Padrees of Madrass belonging to the Church, for the exerciseing the &TeadVy "^ 
•the Ro[maTi] Catholick Religion, commanding and requiring them to Publish the *»»« Padre in 
same, the purport of which paper being to require & command the delivery up of "'^" ^^"''"^ 
sundry papers to the Provisor and Vicar Generall of S^' : Thoma, which papers 
wholly relate to a cause depending in our Court of Admiralty, and upon their 
aion complyance with the same, they were to undergo the greatest Excommunica- 
tion. 



In order to publish these our highest resen-anents against the Right Reverend 
Don Gasper Alfonso's proceedings and the Reverend Padre ffryer Michael Anjous 
complyance with the same, Wee hereby declare that no Bishop whatsoever of the 
Roman Catholick Religion, have any power or Jurisdiction over the Clero-y or 
Laymen of that persuation, resideing under this our Government. 

And to prevent the like irregularitys for the future, Wee strictly command 
and enjoin Yon Padre ffryer Michaell Anjous or whoever shall succeed you as 
Cheif Padre in this Church, not to Publish, read or ^rait to be read any paper 
directed to you from any Bishop or Ecclesiasticall function whatever, without first 
acquainting the Govern' : of this place, and obtaining his leave for the same, as 
you'l answer the contrary at your perill. And wee further require you to Publish 
this our order in yo' : Church in a fall congregation on Sunday next. Given under 



38 



Records of Fort St. George 



[8T>.] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1701- 



oiir bands and the Seal of the R' : Hon'''* : Company, Dated at Fort S' : [George] 
in the City of Madrass this Eighth [day ot] of May 1701. 

Thomas Pitt, 

Francis Bi-lis. 

TflOM": Wright. 

Matt: Empson. 

Tho: Maeshall. 
Cha* : BuGOKN Sf.(!" : John Mkveeell. 



Ketch .... Jiuiies Lins<'y Mas*^er arrived from Anjengo and Fort S* : Davidr 
Ship Sommers Cap' : Douglass Commander belonging to the new Comp*p 
arrived in this road from Surat and sent some particular Letters ashore, w"'^ ; 
confirm'd to iis whah had been rumour'd some days before, of S' : John Gayer and 
his Ladies being surpriz'd at Swally by the Moors and carried Prisoners to Surat,. 
but the President having no Letters, nor heard tlience since January last, and 
being desireous to have a full relation of all matters in those parts, with the advice- 
of the Councill, he sent off and invited the Captain ashore, who accordingly came' 
ife gave us a full relation of all transactions in those parts, w'"" : was confirm'd to 
us five days after by a Pacquet wee rec'' : from Surat. 

Ship Fortune Charles Perrin Master arriv'' : from Calicut, 
Brigantine Commence (7eorge Weoley Master arrived from Goa. 
Ship Endeavour Elias Bates Master arrived from Persia. 



FEIbAT It 



Att a Consultation 



[To pay] 
Mr : Lewie's 
demand on 
David Davis 
deceas'd. 
Letters to 
iundry 
places, read. 
Redwood ro 
be sent, to 
Bengali LI'] 
the Josiah 
Ketch. 
Gunner 
entertained. 
[Stores &c» :] 
nBce8Bar}'e 
to be [provi- 
ded I for the 
West Coast 
[Inepeojtion 
of 75 bales 
Calicoes [on] 
ths Comps : 
information 
[of|[sev] 
erall 

p" : wanting 
in [bdJes] 
lately- 
sent them. 



Pve.ient 

Thomas Pitt Pbksident & Govern'': 
Francis Ellis Thomas Whight 

Matt : Empson 

John Meverell. 

M"' : George Lewis delivering an acco* : of Thirty four Pagodas David Davis 
dec'' : is indebted to him, the same is order'd to be paid, or so much as the said 
Davis hath Credit in our Books, 

Generall Letters to Metchlepatam, MaddapoUam, Vizagapatam and Bengali 
all of yesterdays date, read & approved. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to Lade on board the Josiah Ketch for 
Bengali Redsvood acco' : the R* : H : Comp* : not exceeding one hundred Candy, 
the President & Councill thence having wrote for some in their late Letters. 

Order'd that Joan Papmeau be Bntertain'd in the Gunroom, 

There being a ship suddainly bound for the West Coast, and the Dep^ : Gov''; 
& Councill of York Fort having wrote for severall stores A. jNecessarys as'^ an 
acco' : sent over, and wee being sencible their want thereof. It is order'd that 
the same be provided as '^P' List now drawn out & agreed upon. 

The Hon*"" : Comp" : in their Letter dated the 18"' : & 25 : June last by the 
Advice frigat, having wrote us and sent the particulars of peices wanting in Bales 
Laden hence and other places on the Martha & Neptune, which was a great sur- 
prize to Us, and at that time having seventy five bales made up in the Godown, 
the Gov'' : and Councill order'd that they slio'^ : be open'd & inspected, who all 
came out right according to the Notes and the contents on the outside of the 
Bales, as appears by the report of the Warehousekeeper & sorters Enter'd after 
this consultation. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FPRANCts : Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
John : Meverell. 



Diary and Gonsuliaiion Book, 1701 



39 



FO.RT ST. a'EOUGE, MAY 1701 [16th] 

Fort S*: George 6"' : & 7'^: May 1701. 

Wee the subscribers mett at the Godown and did opea and tell all the Bales 

there [in] which were packed up here before j" : arrival of the Advice frigat being 

seventy five [ i%] wee did find every bale to come out right according to the 

Number of Peices mentioned in the Notes or put upon the outside of [the] Bales. 

• Tho : Weight Waeehousekbeper. 
John Meverell. 
Matt : Mead. 
Gtjlston Addison. 

Received'^?' Pattamar a Pacquet from Surat containing their Generall Letter 17. 
dated the 29"' : March last with the severall papers as "f ' List, also a Generall from 
the Hon''''': Company dated 2P' : August 1701. 

IShip Quednmbah Hakali Hussen Noqueda saild for Ganjam. ' 18. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort IS' : David of this date. 1" 

Ship Genuala Abdeen, Coja Jaffer Noqueda arrived from Quedda. 



20. 



read. 



Att a CoXSULTAT[ON VVednes- 

liAY 2] ST 

Presf.nt 

Thomas Pitt President & Governode 

Fhanois Elus Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson 

John : Meverell. 

Generall Letter from the Hon.'''^ : Company dated 2P*: August 1700 received [Geni; letter] 
Via Surat, from S' : John Gayer &c* : Councill at Surat dated the 29"' : March 
last Ac" : paj^ers therewith received, and from M'' : John Haynes at Fort S' ; David 
dated the 'F'"" '■ Instant, all read. 

M'': Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon''^'' ; Comp' : [Pa^s:] 
cash Two thousand Pagodas on acco' : silver and Goods sold. fnufcTsh on 

[aceot :] 
Silver & 

Sobyah Choultry Conicoply being lately dead, the Land Customer proposes chouitry 

Jeawah to supply his place, whom wee approve of, hee giving him security. '^um"^'^'^*' 

Order'd that Joan Gago Peisotee be Entertain'd Portuguez Writer at the Portnguez 

Choultry, that employ being Vacant by the death of John Deceise. chouUrr *'^' 

Order'd that a chest of Rose Water [and] a peice fine scarlet Cloth be bought [Preajents ' 
for Fort 8': David and forthwith sent overland with the Persia f ruit . lately p^'^?'^'"'* '^'^ = 
bought [at] that place. b..ught. 

Tho : Pitt. ■-- ' ' 

ffranois Ellis, ' 

Tho : Wkioht. 
M : Empson. 
John Meverell. 

Ketch Jo?iah Timothy Evans saild [for] Metchlepatara, Vizagapatam [and] 23. 
Bengali, by whom sent Gen'' : Letter to each place dated the 15"'': Instant, inclo- 
aeing sundry papers as 'P' Lists of the respective Pacquets. 

Received Generall Letter from Metchlepatara dated the 10"' : Instant, witfc 
copys of a [ paper ] from M' : .John Pitt the new Comp' : Pre[sident] to M"" : . 
Stephen Frewen at MadapoUam and the latters answer to ditto. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 24"' : Instant, with '-^6. 
the severall papers inclosed. 



40 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 

'it!'"' 



Mint accol": 
fur April m" : 
223 : 26 : 
[,ic] 6 
paid Oasli on 
thatacco'^ : 



[Pag*:] 
lOUO paid for 
Garrisou 
[charge] & 
lOUO pafT'* ; 
for the [ Black 
Town Willi 
Aocot : for 
March. 
[Papers] 
receivea, 
read. 
[Former] 
Managers 
ttccot : 
[read &J 
fair" : 241 : 
y : 37 paid 
[the Comps :] 
Cbsh OQ that 
aco* : 

[Gunners! 
entertain'd 



Viz* 



fVRT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1701 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt PREaiDENT & Govbknour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthkw Km ''SON Tho.mas Marshall 

Jobs Meverkll. 

The President read his Mint accounts for the month April ast, particulars- 



TuESU 



To Custom on Gold coin'd Pag' : 223 : 28 : 6 : which sum he pays into the 
R' : Hon'''"' : Comp** : cash, being the Ballance of that account. 

Order'd that one thousand Pagodas be paid M"' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges Garrison, and one thousand Pag' : advanc'd to him for 
carrying on the Black Town wall and new works. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper read his acco*" : for the month March 
last. 

Generall Letters from Metchlepatam dated the 1 0*'' : Instant and from Fort 
S' : David dated the 24"' : ditto (fee": papers, all read. 

M'' : Richard Hunt late Tobacco Manager read his acco": and pays into the- 
R' : Hon''''': Companys cash Pag'* : 241 : 9 : 37 the Ballance of that account. 



Order'd that William Price, W"' : Harrison, Paul Springa, Titus Owen & 
Jam" : Dara [ . . . ] be Entertain'd in the Gunroom and that Simon Cornelius- 
be discharg'd [there] from. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFRANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Received "f Pattamar Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 16"* ; 
Instant accompanying Gen" : Letter from Vizagapatara dated the lO*** : ditto, 
with what pa[per3 in] each Pacquet. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govkkn* : 
Francis Ellis Thom' : Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom': Marshall 
John Meverell. 



Letters 
received, 
read. 

Perpetuano 
cannot sell 
at B paa • : 
^ peice. 
[To sell'em 
for the ni 
[he] can. 






Generall Letter from Vizajgapatam dated the 10*'' : Instant, and from Metchle- 
patam dated the 1 6 ditto, both read. 

There being many Perpetuanoes the Warehousekeeper reports hee cannot sell 
at the sett price of six Pagodas ^{)' Peice, It is consider'd that by lying in the 
Godown, they spoil, and if more are brought out, these will remain unsold, where- 
fore 'tis order'd that the Warehousekeeper sell them off tor the most he can. 



IHnry and Consultation Book, 1701 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT iTOl- 



[27th] 

The Storekeeper is order'd to pay the Owners of the Madrass Pinnace [Freight] of 
seventeen Pagodas, being for Freight of Tea candys of Brimstone and sundry from^ports*: 
Planks sent to Fort S' : David, and the Warehousekeeper to pay Pag' : +3 : 18 for David to be 
Freight of 68 bales from thence by said Veasell. ^^^^' 

Whereas Ensign William Read on Sunday last corneing drunk into Church Ensign Kead 
and challenging his fellow officers, It is therefore resolved for such offences, that m^anrs^'^ 
one months Pay be stop'd by the Paymaster, and he be severely reprimanded by forfeit one 
us. _ ™'" "' ''*^' 

The Gunroom crew at this time increaseing beyond tbe usuall Number, and Gunrooiu 
persons daily offering their service. It is resolved that whereas their pay being one fb^ 91'^"°'^ 
hundred fanams f" mensem, it be now reduced to ninety one fanams, in considera- fans: f 
tion that they are entertain'd for noe limitted time, but have liberty of Voyages ^^°^''™ * 
or otherwise when they please. 

Order'd that Cornelius Brown & Peter Coas [ . . . ] be Entertain'd in Gunners & a 
the Gunroom, & Caleb Cla [...la soldier in this Garrison. soldier 

' L J entertain a. 

Wee being inform'd that Doud Cawn corneing to Chellumbrum, near Fort S* : 4pp''®'"'°* 

David against which place wee have just re[a3on] to beleive he has ill Designs, It troubles 

is pro[posed] by the President that hee himself goes [there] on the Adyice frigat, ^^'""^''^at 

with two of the Ooxmcill of this place and the Secretary, and carry with them David. 

Thirty men of this Garrison with Stores & Necessarys for Presents as [entred] T''^ ^''®^^" 

next after this Consultation, which accordingly are order'd to be provided. hkg^ng^* 

thither wth : 
some of this 
Counoill & to 
carry 30 men 
with ttores 
Ac*: 

The President proposeisg not only by this Expedition to give assistance to The reasons 
y" : place in case Doud Cawn should attempt any thing but likewise to Examine p^''.*?^. 
into differences that has lately happen'd therebetween the Comp' : servants in rshd:] go 
order to decide & compose the same. As also to inspect their Investments, where to Fort s*,: 
[by] thtf U* : Hou'''^ : Comp" : have so much complain[ing] against these two last 
years, concerning [w"'' :] wee are very sencible of their just cause of complaint, and 
have wrote them severall Letters relating thereto, but to little or no purpose. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFEANois Ellis. 

Tho: Weight. 

M : Bmpson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 

John Mevekell. 

List op Stores and Necessarts to bee teovided foe Foet S'': David VizJ: 



Broad Cloth red 


6P«: 


Ditto Green 


, 6P«: 


Ditto Yellow 


6p- 


Aurora ... 


2p3: 


Fire Arms Viz* : 


, 2 pair PistoUs & 2 Carbines. 


Koae Water 


. 2 Chests. 


Syrash 


8d": 


Almonds, Raisons & Kismis 


- M^^ : each 


Persia, Vinegar ... 


1 '..heat & Atohar, 


Looking Glass small of all sizes 


. ] doz. 


Spectacles, Knives & Sizers 


, cue doz. of each 


Flint Ware all sorts 


, 50 1hs: 


Arrac Bengali 


. 2 hh<i«: 


Ditto Goa 


2 nhd' : 


Sugar White 


. 2 bags. 


Wax Cloth 


5U peicoB. 


Gannys 


1000 p»: 


Hope and Twine... 




Salloes red for flags 


1 Corg-e. 



42 Ilecords of Fort St. George 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1701- 



[27" ] 

This evening ship Hampshire /^achary Tovey Comander arrived from 
England, and the Purser, bringing ashore the Hon'"^ : Comp^ : Pacquet, the 
Councill mett to peruse the same, which being open'd was found to contain as ^ 
the following List. 

List op the Packet foe the Fout by the Hampshire Viz' : 

1. Companys Genera 11 to the Fort dat : 20**" : Nov'' : 1700. 

2. Copy of the Comp' : Generall to the Fort dated the 21»* : August 1700 
sent Overland Via Bombay. 

3. Copy of the Comp' : Gen" : to tlie Fort dat : 18"' : & 25*: June sent by 
the Advice frigat. 

4. Invoice of the Hampshire. 

6. Bill Lading of the said ship. 

6. Charterparty of ditto. 

7. Additionall Covenants for Heary Daver to be a Factor dated 15"": Novem- 
ber 1700 [with] the Bond to perform them, which being Execntfi-d are to be 
return'd us. 

8. Patterns of Oringalls, Rowalue, Podavetz [and] striped Betteela's. 
Kotsent. 9. List of soldjers on the Hampshire. 

10. Warehousekeepers acco* : of Goods want[ing] in severall Bales ^ Martha 
and Neptune. 

Wkdnes- Att a Consultation 

DAT 2fe'H 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern^ : 

Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

John Mevkkkll Tho : Marshall 

M'' : Empson. Indispos'd. 

The treasure The Warehousekeoper is order'd forthwith to Unload the Treasure &c' : 

lo^T^l^^"^ Goods from ship Hampshire, takeing great care the chests are lirst well Buoy'd, 
loaden and that hee deliver the cliest of Gold unto the Mintmaster to be coin'd into 

GoM'^to''be °' Pagodas, calling Mess''^ : Griff[ith] and Mead with the two Essaymasters [to] 
deUvd ; into opeu and weigh the same, and deliver their report. 

the Mint to ^ -^ ' 

be coin'd 
into Pagodas. 

[Pags:Mooo It is order'dthat the President deliver the Warehousekeeper Ten thousand 

the'^ware"'^' Pagodas to send to Metchlepatam "jp a Country ship now bound thither. 

houseliee).er 
to Bend t(» 
Metchlepa- 
tam. 

[Proposal) Yesterday here arriveing the Hampshire from England, who bringing out a 

b^yln^'the Considerable quantity of silver, It is propos'd tij Ml : John Affleck and others 

Bhip Hamp- the Buying the same for a China Voyage, provided wee wo** : lett to hire the 

ed'theldlioe Advico frigat to make a Voyage to Canton : The consideration of which is defer'd 

frigat luay lie for a day or two. 
|«'/,-]\- Tho: Pitt. 

China, ' FPRANCIS ElLIS. 

Tho : VV right. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 
31. Ship Dolphin Lockyre Watts Comander saild for Benoall, by whom sent 

Gpn" : Letter to the President i^'c* : Councill dated the 29**' : Instant with severall 
papers as '^ List. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 4<6 



FORT 8T. GEORGE. iJAY 1701 [31st] 

Ship Borne Ventura Coja Cojatoon ISoqueda sail'd for Metchlepatam, by 
-whom sent Gen" : Letter to the Cheif &c=' : Councill dated the 29"" : Instant, 
incloseing Invoice and Bill Lading for Ten thousand Pagodas Ac* : papers as "^ 
List, also Generall Letter to Vizagapatam of the 29* : Instant. 

The Madrass Pinnace Gersham Go[...] Master arrived from Fort S* : David June 2ni> 
and brought Gen" : Letter from the Dep^ : Gov'' : &c* ; Councill dat : the 31^' : May, 
with Bill Lading for seventy bales on said Pinnace. 

Att a Consultation Monday 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesident & Goveen": 

Fkancis Ellis Thoms : "Weight 

Matt : Bmpson Thoms : Maeshall 

John Meveeell. 

M^ : J ohn Meverell Land Customer read his acco" : for the month April last, ^'^^^, CnBtom 

... r ; acco's : for 

particulars Viz* : April month, 

read & 

Choultry Custom Pag': 

Ruble Brokers „ 

Registring Slaves „ 

. Pag': 

and pays into the R* : Hon''''' : Comp' : cash Three hundred and Six Pagodas p^k' = ^oe 

.1 ^"^ t P""'! ''»'° 

on tnat acco : cash on that 

acoo' : 

Order'd that Vanhan Norez be Entertain'd a soldier in this Garrison. European 

ent" : a 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated 31" : past, read. Letter from 

Fort 8*: 
David, read. 

Order'd that seventy bales from Fort S'^ : David ^ the Madrass Pinnace ^''"Pbi 
be unlad[en] by the Warehousekeeper. to be nnia- 

den from ye i 

Madrasg 

Pinnace. 

M' : Matthew Empson Sea Customer read his acco": for the month April '^"^'om 

, -j^. J ^ '^ aoco's : for 

last, particulars Viz': April mo; 



173: 


24: 


8 


85: 


3: 


75 


1: 


12: 




260 


4: 


3 



To Custom on Goods imported and Exported ... Pag": 2537:20:22 

To Custom on Grain „ 238: 29:60 

To Anchorage „ 29:18: — 

Pag« : 2805 : 31 : 42 



read & 



and pays into the R' : Hon''''' : Comp' : cash Fifteen hundred Pagodas on [Paid] isoo 
acco' : Sea Customs. Son""' 

The Warehousekeeper &c* : reports the weight of the Chest Gold received [thatjacoot .• 
from England ^ ship Hampshire which comes short of the Invoice [^Lacuna, in ^'^Hamp^i-t 
the oriijinai'] as '&. their Certificate Enter'd after this Consultation. short in 

weight. 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Pay- [Pags : ] looo 
master for defraying charges Garrison. thf Paymr : 

To follow the Example taken (as '^ Consultation of the le"* : past) for [inspjeotion 
inspection of the Madras Goods, wee order'd fifty-eight Fort S' : David Bales in °f fj^^^^^, . 
oar Godowns here, to be open'd by three of their sorters being then upon the David Goods 
place, whose report is enter'd after this Consultation. ^ ComV"" 

complaint of 
pB : wanting 
[in ...] bale* 
sent them, 
¥-1 



44 



Records of Fort 8t. George 



[2-] 



[P]roposeall 
of Hireing 
[the] Advice 
frigat for 
China [for] 
buying silver 
aooepted. 

The reaeonB 
for BO doing. 



[ThoJ terms 
for the shiT) 
& 



The Ware- 
honsekeeper, 
&oa»: report 
of the wpight 
of a ohest 
Gold Tv^d : \> 
Hampshire. 



FORT ST. GEORGJS, JUNE 1701 

"Wee having consider'd & Debated upon y® : proposeall of M' : Affleck and 
others about sending a ship to China and Buying the Companys silver, and there 
appearing to us so many advantages to the Companys affairs, has induo'd us to 
conclude & [report ?] thereon for the following reasons : — 

1'*: That wee want upward of one hundred thousand Pagodas for the 
immediate carrying on of our Investments [in] this Presidency, so that without 
any proceeds to China, it is impossible for us to raise a quarter part of that sum 
[for] present sale of silver, unless wee'l sefll] at extravagant low rates, tlie Shroff 
well knowing our Necessitys for the same. 

ODLT . T^at the Company on her return, rea[ped] the advantages of custom & 
coinage the latter being most valuable, in [...j that otherwise wee shall be in 
great want of Pagodas of this place, with which it is impossible to carry on [our] 
Investments, there being no Pagodas currant on this coast but what are here coin'd. 

3DLT . That it employs the stock of the Inhabitants of this place, who otherwise 
[will] send it to Metchlepatam to go thence to China upon the new Comp^ : ships, 
they continuing very industrous [m] their large promises and frequent invitations 
to our people to come there. 

The foregoing reasons have induc'd us to conclude with IVP : John Affleck 
[and] others on the following terms Viz* : To lett the Advice frigat to Hire to 
Canton [in] China for Four thousand Pagodas, the Comp^ : to be at the charge 
of the Diet and Pay of Ten Europe men dureing the Voyage, which charge is not 
considerable, they being taken out of the Gunroom : As for the other particulars 
is refer'd to the Agreement between the President and Councill and ffreighters 
enter'd after this Consultation. 

We further agree to sell them one hundred thousand Pagodas of silver at 
seventeen Dollar weight for Ten Pagodas, considering that they are all Ingotts 
and Duckatoons, which are at least two or three ^ Cent worse than Dollars in' 
China, and to furnish such Passengers as goes upon said ship with what remains 
of said silver at the same rate, and the Warehousekeeper is accordingly order'd to 
deliver said silver by Invoice, 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFKANcis Ellis. 
Tbo : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Wee the subscribers being order'd [by] the President and Couacill to see 
the chest of Gold mark'd N° : A, received ^ the Hampshire Cap': Zach : Tovey 
Com[ander], opened and weighed, which accordingly wee did and find it come 
out as follow[s] Viz' : 

Barra. lb. oz. dwt : dr. 




NO: 1 


4 


4 


16 


_ 


2 


5 


6 


11 


12 


3 


12 


5 


15 




4 


9 


2 


11 


_ 


5 


6 


7 


4 


12 


6 


27 


5 


6 


_ 


7 


16 


2 




_ 


8 


4 


1 


8 


fi 


9 


11 


9 


10 


_ 


10 


26 


2 


17 


12 


11 


19 


8 


18 


12 


12 


26 


fi 


10 




13 


25 


10 




_ 


Pistoles Bag N" . 14 


14 


1 


1 


12 


Lb: 


208 


2 


8 


18 



Diary and Consultation Book, -170.1 45 



.-FORT ST. GHORGU, JUNE 1701 [2»i>] 

And 'tis our opinions the reason there [is] much wanting in each of the premen- 
ftioned] Ingott^, is ocoasion'd by Essays being [taken] out of them and omitted to 
be put up with them; for the Spanish Pistoles come out halt a penny weight 
:more than Invoice. Dated in Fort S' : George this 2y* : May 17[01]. 

TnoiMAs Weight. 

ViOEssiMOS [Gkifkith], 

Matthew Mea[i)]. 

Francis Cooke. 

John Cookk. 

W" : Jennings. 

We the subscribers being orderd by the Hon"'^ : President &"* : ^'Ouncill to 
open Fifty-eight Bales of severall sorts of Fort S* : David Calicoes belonging to 
the R* : Hon"^'' : Company, which being done wee find them itll to have their true 
quantity of peices according to the Tioketts and sort of every Bale. Dated in Fort 
S* : George the 2^ : June 1701. 

Richard Fakmer. 

Robert Gran well. 

John Berli'. 

Contract and Agreement by and between the Hon''^'' ; the President & Coun- [Terms] of 
cill of Fort S* : George for acco' : of the R* : Hon''^« : English East India Company, b!tweT* 
and Mess''' : John Affleck, Robert Pitt, Edward Fleetwood &"" : Freighters for ^^'^^] 
the ffreightment of ship Advice ffrigat burthen One hundred & Thirty Tonn or connoiii& 
thereabout William Redhead Comander, now rideing in the road of Madrass ffreightrs: 
according to Charterparty made between the R*: Hon''^'' : English East India if*"" '^Idvioe 
Company and her Ow[ners] in England Dated the 12"' : day of April 1700, to f"gat[...] 
which ships Assistance the said Pre^-id* : and Councill do agree to add a Pilot and 
Ten Europeans, and be at the charge of their Pay dureing the Voyaye, which 
said Charterparty with and every its Tonnage, Privileges under obligations, 
together with the Ten men added in this place, wee the said President & Councill 
do assign & makes over unto said John Affleck, Robert Pitt, Edward Fleetwood 
&"* : ffreighters, to have the Lading and Freightment thereof to [the I Port of 
Canton in China, or any other port adjacent, for the consideration [of a] sum of 
Four thousand Pagodas of Ma[dras] to be paid by the said John Affleck, Robert 
Pitt, Edw'' : Fleetwood &'=* : freighters un[to] said President and Councill or Jieir 
successors within Thirty days after the next arrival of the said ship to this Port, 
or any Port or place on this Coast of Choromandell, [wnere] she shall Breake 
Bulk. 'Tis also agreed that the aforesaid ffreighters are and shall [ . . . ] at all 
charges of measureing^ Presents that shall be demanded or may happen dureing the 
said Voyage, and that she [be] dispatched from China by the first day of January 
next ensuing the date here & in case of any casualty or misfortune should happen 
in their trade to China then the Colander hath liberty to stop till the Tenth of 
January and no longer on any acco' : whatsoever, the said ffreight allowing and 
paying her Charterparty Demorage for so many days as the ship shall be detained 
there after the said first day of January, the said ship being [required ?] to sail 
from hence by or before the 20^'': In Witness whereof, Wee the President & 
Councill for acoo* : and in behalf of the R' : Hon : English East India Company, 
do hereby oblige ourselves on the one part, and John Affleck, Robert Pitt and 
Edw'* : Fleetwood for themselves and iu behalf of the Freighters of the said ship ' 

on the other part, having hereunto interchangeably sett our hands and 
seals at Fort S*: George in the City of Madrass this second day of June 1701. 

John Affleck. 
Robert Pitt. 
Edw° : Fleetwood. 



46 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT 8T. GIIORGE, JUNE 1701- 



TUESDAY 



[Warehonaej 

Aooot : 

for April. 

[Gann] er 

discharg'd, 

[Corrall] 

Gregio 

4 Chests sold 

[at80]pag9 .- 



last. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoub 
Feanois Ellis Thomas Wbight 

Matthew Bmpson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Mevebell. 

M"" : Thomas Wright Warehousekeep'' : read his acco" : for the month April' 



Order'd that Harman Bronco bee Discharg'd the Gunroom at his request. 
Order'd that the four chests of (Jorrall Gregio received by the Neptune in 
June 1699 marked A, B, C, D, be sold to Serapa at Eighty Pagodas ^ maund of 
25 pounds, payable in two months, there being noe probability of raiseing the- 
price by keeping it. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FPRANCis Ellis. 

Tho: Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thoms : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



Tijdehdat 



The OompS; 
aocot : Cash 
for May, 
read. 

Corrall beads 
500 oz : sold 
at 10 pags : 
fte^erof 
y OT : 



[Soldier] & 

Gnuner 

Entd : 

[... paid 

into cash 

[by Arrao] 

farmers. 

[Assistant] 

for ye : 

Eospitall 

[entertain'd]. 

[...]the 

owners of 

ship 

[50] oandy 

Lead tor [...'_ 

to be redeli- 

■ver'd, seven 

pags:^ 

Candy. 



Att a Consoltation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Thom^ : Weight 

Matt: Empson Thom' : Marshall 

John Meverell. 

The President read his acco' : of the R' : Hon'''° : Comp' : caah for the month 
of May last, Ballance being Pag' : 6842 :[...] 

The Warehousekeeper reports that he has Treated with the Corrall Mer- 
chants for a long time about Buying the Beads, [and] at last he has brought them 
to take off about 500 ounces at Ten Pagodas ^ seer [of] nine ounces, and cannot 
prevail with 'em to give more, or take more, It is therefore order'd the same be 
deliverd them payable in fifteen days. 

Order'd that Joan Paul Perier be Entertain'd a soldier in this Garrison for 
two years, and Thomas Stevens in the Gunroom. 

Gruapah &c'' : arrao farmers pays into the R' : Hon'''® : Comp' : cash Pag' : 
566 : 24 for two mo"'°: on that account ending the 15*: February last. 

Upon the recommendation of D"' : Bulkley, It is order'd that Robert Ingram 
be Entertain'd an assistant in the Hospitall at Three Pagodas "W mensem, and to 
be allow'd for two months which he has already serv'd there. 

Cap* : Richard Phrip in ship Saram being bound to the West Coast, on whom 
wee intend to Lade stores considerable of all sorts for the R* : Hon"'* : Comp' : 
Acco* : more particularly Gunpowder, and that requireing a Bulk head to be made 
in the Hold for security of the same, will hinder his carrying Ballast enough for 
his ship, wherefore upon his request of Fifty Candy of the Companys Lead, which 
he is to redeliver on his return or Pay for the same at seven Pagodas '^ Candy, 
the risque whereof to be wholly on the Acco': of the Owners of the ship, and 
accordingly the Warehousekeeper is order'd to deliver said Lead, takeing a 
receipt for the same. 



Diari/ and GonHidtation Book 1701 47 



-FORT ST. GnOEGE, JUNE 1701- 



[5XH] 

M'': Tho : Wright "Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : H : Corap*' : cash Fifty fi'aga: 
thousand Pao^odas on acco' : silver sold. ' ?°*^°",J p*'^ 

^ into (J ash for 

^ Tho : Pitt. [silver] sold. 

FFEANois Ellis. 
Tho : Wkioht. 
Thom** : Marshall. 
John Meveeell, 

Last night lil'' : Heury Dobyns factor [died] and this evening was interred. 

Att a Consultation Wednbb- 

DAY 

Present 11™, 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoub 
Peancis Ellis Thomas Wright 

John Meveeell Thom^ : Maeshail 

. M» : Empson. Indispos'd. 

M"": Thomas Marshal! Paymaster read his acco*' : for the month April[laat?] Faym". 



particulars Viz* : 



accot 

Charges Garrison Pa: 1115: 11 mojread. 

Charges Cattle ..... 
Charges Diet 
Charges Extraordinary 
Charges General! 
Acco* : Present . . 
Fortifications & Repairs 



Pa: 


1115: 


11 




15: 


19 




161 


15 


„ 


62. 


32 


,. 


47j 


20 


„ 


7: 


2i81 


" 


53: 


2L2J 


ag' 


: 1890. 


■■[3] 



Our Commission to the Comaud [er of] ship Advice frigat of this date (as 



A comii 



Jack dureing her intended Voyage to China, read & sign'd. frijats taks- 

ing PiratB, 
read, 

Order'd that John Finchsherwin [and] Samuel Fredwell be Entertain'd in the Menenter- 

Grunroom, and John Jones, James Dan[...], Paul Springer, Titus Owen, John otiTers dis- 

Richard[son] and John Brown be Discharg'd therefrom and that Antonio de ci»avg'dtiie 

Eosairo Portuguez be Entertain'd a soldier in this Garrison. i.^.Tento- 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 4'^ : Instant, read. tainM a 

soldr : 

[Letter from^ 
Fort St : 
David read. 

Order'd that the thirty four Bales Long Cloth laid aside for the West Const [Order'dj 34 
be now Laden on board ship Saram, with what rice she can take in. Laden'"' 

[on ship] 
Saram 
for Wt : 
• Coast [with. 

what] 
Rice she can 

The Registers place being Vacant by the late death of M"" : Henry Dobyns, [Mr.] Rerin 
It is order'd that M"" : John Berlu be appointed Resrister in his room of the admi- ?ppoi''ted 
ralty Court. 

Order'd that the Paymaster pays D'' : Balkley sixty five Pag-odas, being for 
medicins provided for the Hospitall in February last. 

ni T) Hospitall 

Iho: Pitt. to [be pro. 

FFEANOIS Ellis. ^■'^'''^l ^°' 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
John Meveeell. 



[Register] of 
ve : Adty; 
Conrt. 
Medicin. 
for ye : 



48 



Records of Fort St. George 



[11-] 

[Co]py 
ComisBion to 
ye: 
Advice 
ffrigat for 
takeing 
Pirata wear- 
ing the 
Kings Jack. 



FOBT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1701 

Whereas our Sovereign Lord Wi[lliam] the Third by his Commission under 
seal of England dated the 28'*> : day of "[ . . . ] 170 » in the Twelfth year of his 
reign, [beeu] graciously pleased to Empower us the President & Conncill of Fort 
S' : George to seize Pirats [in] these part?, and to Examine them, a[nd if a] 
just cause appears, to Try them, aud to [give] sentence and Judgemeut of 
Death and to award Execution of the Offenders convict[ed] ; And wee the I'resid' : 
and Council! being credibly inform'd, that severall Pirats [exist ?J in the streights 
of Malacca and upon the coast of Cliina, whither wee are sending Advice 
frigat Cap': William Redhead com[anderJ Burthen about one hundred and fifty 
Tons, sixteen Guniis and about Fifty English [men] for which reasons wee 
Empower you the said Cap' : William Redhead by Virtue of his Majesties Com- 
mission, to attack &send any Pirats you shall meet with, and in case of resis- 
tance, that you sink & destroy them, but such persons of them as you [ • . • ] 
you are to secure with their Effects, and [send]' em hither in order to be Tryed : 
and this in persuance to the putting in Execution his Majesties Commission, Wee 
do order to wear the Kings Jack & Pennant, pro[vided] that none of the Kings 
ships are present and this is your Commission for the same. Given under our 
hands & Dated at Fort S' : Geo : in the City of Madrass on the Coast of Chororaan- 
dell this Eleventh day of June an° : 1 701. 

Tho : Pitt President. 

Francis Ellis. 
BuGDEN Sec'^: . Tho: Weight. 

Matt : Bmpson. 

Tho : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

Received '^ Pattamar overland, Gen" : Letter from Metchlepatam dated' 
'^°'° : Instant accompanying Gen" : Letter from Vizagap™ ; dated the Bl""^ : past, 
and a Pacquet from Bengali dated the 7**^ : April last 



FkidayIS. 



Att a Consultation 



Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 
Francis Ellis Thom' : Marshall 

Thomas Weight John Meveeell 

M" : Empson. not well. 

[Order'd] 'Pl^e Town rent of this place for one year being due the Ult" : Instant, It is 

rent paid ordor'd that the same be paid to Ahamud Syde Govern'' : of S' : Thoma, in persu- 

[to] Govr: anco of the Kings Duans Letter to us, and that the usuall Present of half a peioe 

Thoma. Broad Cloth &c^ : be given. 

The Advice 
frigate 

Charterparty 
Money 

order'd to be 
paid the 
Comr: & 
Four moths: 
impress to 
the men pnt 
on board ye . 
Advice 
frigat. 

Pags: 55000 
paid into 
Cash for 
silver sold. 
Pags: 1000 
order'd for 
defraying 
charges 
G-nrrison. 



Order'd that Pag** : 147 : 2 be paid [Master] of the Advice frigat, being 
for Two [ ■ • • ] & fifty Dollars allow'd by said ships Charterparty as f* his 
request enter'd next [after] this Consultation, and that the Paymaster pay four 
months Impress at five Pag^ : to the ten men put on board the Advice frigat 
bound to Canton, as ^ Consultation of the 2^ -. Instant. 



M"* : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon*" 
cash Fifty five thousand Pagodas for silver sold. 



Comp' 



Order'd that one thousand Pagodas be paid M" : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
to defray charges Garrison. 



Diary and Oonsultation Beoh, 1701 49 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1701- 



[I.3™] 



candy country Gun-powder, four small Guns with carriages and one hundred China 
[Granada] shells, being for the Defence of the ship, which on her return are to ^"'^^ 



Order'd that Thirty thousand Pag' : be sent to Fort S* : David "f Hampshire f^^f^^^^^^ 
{with?] the aeverall stores ordered to be provided [in] Consultation the 27*: May Forts*? °' 

last. " "DaviA with 

the stores 
formerly 
provided. 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper [pays] six hundred ounces of silver to eoo oz. silver 
Mess" : [Robert] Pitt & Edward Fleetwood, to pay the Pilot and ten men sent on P^g^^^f^'^^ 
ship Advice frigat, [and] wages shall be due to them in China [and] that the store- frigat to pay 
keeper delivers to Cap': w" : [Redhead] Comander of the Advice frigat. Two ^«'"P'1"'* 

wageB_ 

inition' 

_ _ _ _„ spared 

be redeliver'd into the stores, what spent or Bmbezled to bee paid for by the the Advice 
Commander. ^^tit'^ 

at her retur 
from China. 

General! Letters from Metchlepatam dated the ""* : Instant, from Vizagapa- [Letters 
tarn the 21^* : past, and from Bengali th V" : April last, all read. r'ad!'"^^ 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFEAHOis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empsoh. 
John Mevbrell. 

[The] Hon^^'^: Tho: Pitt Esq.*: President 

[ . . . ] Coast of Choeomandell & Gov' : 

[of Fort] S^: George &C'': Councill. 

Hon'"«: S--: &C'' : 

'Tis allow'dmeby Charter-party to take up of the R*: Hon: Comp'': the sum 
of Two hundred and fifty Ryalls of eight, for the Victualling of the ship, which 
sum request your Hon' : &c"^ : would furnish me with, chargeing it to acco* : of the 
Owners, to be paid out of the first freight she makes. 

I am 
Hon""': S--: &c«: 
Fort S*: George Yo'': mostObed*: hum*"'": Serv': 

r . . . ] June 1701. William Redhead, 

Ship Zenall Abdeen, Coja Artoon saild [for] Cuddalore. 13^" 

Ship Josiah Cap'' : Thomas Pye Comander arrived from England, and the is^^ 
Purser comeing ashore, informs their being [bound for] Bengali, and touch'd here 
only to [acquaint us] that touching at Johanna, they mett M'' : [Larima in the 
original] the supra [Carsfoe] of ship speaker, who desired his pass for England and 
was on board. Tha[t] said speaker Trading in the river [Masaleige] was 
surpriz'd by some Pirats com[ing] in a boat at night supposeing them to be their 
own people whom they had sent a[shore]. The names of persons who went 
over the Pirats were; Thomas Towsey, Carpenter; Robert Tood, Carpenters 
mate ; George Kelly, Armourer ; Edward Charloy, Boatswain ; Hugh Maning, 
Quaterm"" : John How, Cook. 

Ship Dutchess Hugh Raimond Comander arrived from England, who gives 16 
[ . . . ] of his parting with the Bedfor[d] & Ph[oenix] about 300 Leagues 
this side the cape. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GHORGE, JUNE 1701- 



MONDAV 



DutohesB 
Paoqnettrom 
[...] opea'd. 
[TreaBure 
Aoa. :] & Dut- 
oheBD to be 
unladen. 
[Josiah J from 
England 
ohaseB ship 
Buppos'd to 
be [Speaker] 



The Pirats 
certificate 
given the 
Speakers 
[Company] 
whom they 
had [sic] 



The nevrs 
of Pirats dis- 
courages the 
(Ereighters to 
send the 
Advice frigat 
to China & 



therefore the 
Hampshire is 
Lett to them. 



The ffreigh- 
tersof Hamp- 
shire [..] 
Charge of ye : 
Tenr...] 
Compa : 
were to [,..] 
Advice frigat. 
Stores Order'd 
tor Fort St : 
[Davids &] 
Hampshire to 
be [traversed] 
on ye : 
Datohess. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern^ : 

Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Bmpson John Meverell 

The Pacqnet "^ ship Dutchess being open'd was found to contain as ^ the 
following List enter'd next after this consultation. , 

Order'd that the Treasure (fee" : stores ^ Dutchess be forthwith unloaden. 



The Josiah from England arriveing in this road yesterday, who touch'd here 
in her way to Bengali, purposely to acquaint us, that off the Island of S' : 
Lawrance, they chas'd a ship suppos'd to be the Speaker, burthen about 4 (or) 600 
Tons, which was taken by the Pirats as she was Trading in the river Masaleio-e at 
Madagascar, and had given the men a small Vessell to Transport 'em to what place 
they pleas'd, with a most impudent certificate, as hereafter enter'd Viz* : 

" These are to Certifie all Governours, Cap*"* : or whom else it may concern 
" that the ship Speaker was taken by us whose names are underwritten, and consider- 
" ing their Misfortune, have given them (that is to say, the said ships company) a 
" Vessell to Transport them to [ a ] place they shall think fitt. Given under our 
"hands the Eighth day of April 1701. in the River Masaleige [at] Ma[d]agascar." 

George B 

John Ap 

The Mark 4 of Cornelius G 

This news alarm'd the Adventure [ . . . ] had hired the Advice frigat for 
China [ and ] design'd this day to Dispatch her, and [....] of 'em, being 
advis'd from England, the [ ship ] Loyal] Cooke was gone thence to China, 
[being] design'd hither with commodities of the Country, they were inclin'd to 
desist [ from ] their undertaking, unless wee lett to [them] the Hampshire on 
reasonable terms considering the great quantity of [Ta . . . ] upon our hands 
and the leave that [ • • • ] has given to employ some ships iny** : [country] and 
the oppertunity wee have of dis[patchfcing] so much silver to furnish us with 
pre[sent] money to carry on our Investments, the great encouragement it will be 
to [the] place, wee have after many debates, [resolved] to Lett the Hampshire to 
go for China [on] the Terms agreed in the Contract enter'd after this consultation. 

And whereas in the Contract on the Advice frigat, the company was to be at 
the charge of Ten men to be added to the ships Company, It is now agreed that 
altho those ten men proceed on the Hampshire, the ffreighters are to be at the 
charge thereof. 



Order'd that the stores put on board the Hampshire for Fort S* : Davids, be 
travers'd on board the Dutchess. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FPEANois Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
John Meverell. 
List op the Comp' : Packet to Foet S* : George f ■ ship Dutchess. 

N": 1. Duplicate Comp^:Gen^i : to y"^ Fort dat : 8*": Jan'^ : 1700 sent f 
I'hcenix. 

2. Copy of the Comp' : Gen" : to the Fort dat : 6"^: Dec' : 1700 sent f 
Bedford & Phoenix. 

3. Invoice of ship Dutchess. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNU 1701- 



[16th] 



4. Bill Lading of ship Dutcheas. 

5. Copy Ditto ships Charterparty. 

6. Duplicate of j^ : List of coast Goods to be provided an" : 170[0.] 

7. List of ffactora & Writsrs for the Fort. 

8. List of soldiers on board ship Dutchess. 

9. List of soldiers on the Bedford. 

10. List of soldiers on the Phoenix. 

11. List of soldiers on the Hampshire. 

Contract and Ageeement between the Hon'"''' : the President & Councill, Fort Terms of 
S* : George for acco* : of the R' : Hon''"' : East India Company, and Mess^= : John f^f """"th^ 
AflBeck, Robert Pitt, Edward Fleetwood <%-,c-' : ifreighters for the ffreightment of ffreightment 
ship Hampshire burthen Three hundred seventy five [Tons] or thereabouts, ^^am'^'shi 
Zachariah Tovey Com[mander] now rideing in the road of Madrass, [as] to Chiua. 
Charterparty, made between the R* : [Hon'''''] English East India Company and 
her [owners] in England dated the 23"* : day of October which said Charterparty, 
with and [ • • • ] Tonnage, Privileges under obligation [to] the said President 
and Councill do assign [ and ] make over unto the said John Affleck, Robert Pitt, 
Edward Fleetwood &c'" : ffreighters to the sole Lading and ffreightment ther- 
[ of to ] the Port of Canton in China or any other port adjacent, for the considera- 
tion of Eight thousand Pag° : of Madrass, to [be paid] by the said John Affleck, 
Robert Pitt, Edward Fleetwood &c^ : ffreighters, unto the said [President] & 
Council] or their successors within the Days after the next arrivall of the said 
[ship] to this port or any other port or place [ on ] this coast of Choromandell 
where she [might] break Bulk. 'T is also Agreed, that the ffreighters are and 
shall be at all ch[arges] of measureing. Presents Ac" : that shall [be] demanded 
or may happen dureing the said Voyage, and that she be Dispatch'd from China 
by the last day of January next ensuing the date hereof, and in case of any 
casualty or misfortune should happen in their Trade to China, then the Comander 
hath liberty to stay any time longer, the said ffreighters allowing and paying her 
Charterparty Demorage for so many days as the ship shall be detain'd there after 
the said last day of January, the said ship being ready to sail from hence by or before 
the 22'' Instant, In Witness whereof wee the President & Councill for acco' : and in 
behalf of the R* : H : English East India Company do hereby Oblige ourselves 
on the one part, and John Affleck, Robert Pitt & Edward Fleetwood for them- 
selves and in behalf of the Freighters of the said ship on the other part, having 
hereunto interchangeably sett our hands and seals at Fort S' : George in the 
city of Madrass this 18*'' : day of June 1701. 

John Affleck. 

Robert Pitt. 

Edw'' : Fleetwood. 

Ship Josiah Cap' : Thomas Pye CoiSander saild for Bengali. ^^ 

Ship Bedford Cap* : John Hudson Comander arrived from England. '^ 

Commence Brigantine Charles Master saild for Bengali. 

Att a Consultation Wednes- 

day [17th] 
Present 

Thom4s Pitt Presidbnt & [Governotjr] 
Francis Ellis Thomas [Wright] 

Matthew Empson John Meverell 

The Pacquet ^ ship Bedford open'd, was found to contain as ^ List nexf Ship 
after this consultation, also the Comp' : Letter dated the 6"" : December last paoquet* 
deliver'd us by Cap' : Hudson. from tbe 

•' ^ Comp«! . 

openM & 
real, 
G-1 



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[17t 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1701- 



The trensure 
&ea : p 
Bedford to be 
unloaden. 
Three Chesta 
of Gold 
ft Bedtoid & 
Dntoheas to 
be coin'd 
into PaK"S: 
seventy 
chests of 
silver to be 
coin*d into 
Kapees. 
Two bills of 
Exoha : 
from the 
Compa : 
order'd to be 
paid. 



The Warehousekeeper is order'd [to unlade] the Treasure &g^ : Goods f' 
ship Bedford takeing great care the chests are [well] Buoy'd, and that hee delivers 
the Mint the two chests of Gold "W said ship, with the chest of Gold by the 
Dutchess to be coined into Pagodas, calling Mess*^ : GriflSth [&c* :] with the two 
Bssaymasters to open and weigh the same and deliver their rep[ort], also that 
hee delivers seventy Chests of silver to be coin'd into Rupees for Bengal, 
[accord]ing to the R' : Hon : Comp'' : order. 



M"' : Anthony Haistwell presents us a Bill of Exchange dated the SO**" : Nov' : 
for Pag' : 1052 : 24 payable to M' : W™ : Au[ . . . ] and by him indors'd to said 
Haistwell, and M' : Henry Davenport presents another bill dated the 20"* : 
November 1700 for Three hundred sixty four ounces silver in french crowns 
payable to himself, which are order'd to be paid, being advis'd in the Hon**'^ : 
Oomp* : Letter dated the 3** : December last. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFEANois Ellis. 

Tho: Weight. 

M : Empson. 
I ■ John Meverell. 



List op the Comp^ : Pacquet to the Eort ^ ship Bedford. 

1. Duplicate of the Comp" : Gen" : to y« : Fort dat : 20*^ : Nov"^ : 1700. 

2. Copy of the Comp* : Gen" : to y" : Fort dat : 21 August 17[00] sent over- 
land via Bomhay. 

3. Copy of the Comp" : Gen" : to the Fort dat : IS**- : & 26'" : June 1700, sent 
by the Advice Frigat. 

4. Warehousekeepers acco* : of Goods wanting ^ Martha & Neptune. 

5. Invoice of the ship Bedford. 

6. Bill leading of the said ship. 

7. Copy of the Oharterparty Ditto ship. 

8. The Auditor Generalls Letter to the Presid* : & Councill at the Fort dat : 
30 November 1700. 

9. List of Factors, Writers & Passengers, on y^ : Bedford. 

10. Patterns of Original, Rowalue, Podavetz & striped B[etteelas.] 

11. List of soldiers on board the Hampshire. 

12. Pacquet directed to the President. 

13. Another Pacquet directed to the President. 

Received ^ Pattamar Overland Letter from Metchlepatam dated [ • • , ] 
Instant, incloseing Gen" : Letter [from] MadapoUam of the 2'' : ditto with other 
papers as "^ List, Also received Generall Letter from Bengali dat :[...] & copy of 
another dated the l&^ : ditto. 



Feidat 

20th 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President and Governour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 



received, Generall Letters from Metchlepatam dated the 9'" 

read. ' [dated] 2^^ : ditto and from Bengali dated the 2" : [ 
overland) Ac" : papers in [a] pacqufit, all read. 



June, from MadapoUam 
] last (received 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 



53 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1701- 



r20TH] 



M' : John Meverell Land Customer [readj his acco''' : for the month May last, Land Cnstom 
^ticulars Viz* : T.tr^'Z.. 

Choultry custom ... ... ... ... Pag': 204 

Ruble Brokers „ 213 

Town Rents for m"' : April and May last. ,, 52 

Registring Slaves ... ... ... ,, 2 



[16] 
40 
65 



472 : 14 : 41 



and pays into the R' : Hor 
^acco* : Land customs. 



: Comp' : cash Four-hundred Sixty eight Pag*" : on 



Order'd that Francisco de Mount and Antonio de Coasta be Bntertain'd 
soldiers in this Garrison. 

Order'd that Jewah the cheif Choultry Conicoply be paid Forty fanams ^ 
mensem being the salary of his Predecessor. 



The Disposeall of the Hon''^^ : (-omp'' : ffactors and Writers sent out by the 
3ate shipping, being under consideration, It is resolved as follows, who were 
accordingly sent for and acquainted therewith. 

For Fobt S^: Geoege. 

"William War r ff actor "I ^ j „ +i,„ »« +„v,4. 

John Scarlet Writer ] under the Accomptant. 

Theop^ : Oglethrop writer, under the President. 
James Allix ffactcr. 
Villiers Heveningham ^ 

William Grosvenor }» 



Pag» : 468 
paid into 
Cash on that 
acoot : 
[Portngnez] 
entrt : 
soldiers 
[40 fanams] 
~(P Mensem 
to be 

[paid the] 
Chief 
choultry 
Coniooply. 
[ . . . ] 
of the 
Oomp8 : 
aervts : 
[_...] 
shipping 
appointd : 



John Rudge 

Fort S^ 



under the Warehousekeeper. 
Writers under y® : Secretary. 



Writers 



Y ffactors. 



David. 
Richard Skingle ffactor. 
Samuel Nelthorp 
Francis Pursell 

Metchlepatam. 
Francis Hastings 
Richard Harrison 
Matthew Weld Writer. 

Madapollam. 
Richard Peirson Writer. 

ViZAGAPATAM. 

William Morton Writer. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd [to sell] silver at the rate of sixteen & 
half weighty Dollars ^ Ten Pagodas, there being [no] silver but what is in the 
Comp^ : Go[downs] and our present necessities being sup[plied] by the silver 
sold to the China ships, [It is] therefore resolved to keep it up to the [same] 
price. 

Tho : Pitt. 
ppEANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M; Empson. 
John Meverell 
Ship PhcEnix Cap' : Thomas Lambert arrived from England. 



To sell silver 
at 16J 
weighty 
Dollars for 
Ten pagodas. 



21 



54 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT 8T. GEORGE, JUNE 1701 

Satueday Att a Consultation 

[21st] 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoub 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

TheCoinp" : The Pacquet ^ Phoenix from England being open'd, was perus'd, and found 

Phffin'4'*'^ to contain as ^ List enter'd next after this Consultation. 

opt n'd & 

[The Trea- The Warehousekeepor is order'd to unload the Treasure &c* : ^ Phoenix^ 

Phfflnt"* ' to takeing care that the chests are first well Buoy'd. 

[be unloadenj 

[Par]t.ioniar In the Invoico ^ ship Bedford, chest N° : 266 containing Srench crowns being 

fhT°Com'pa^''- sent out for aeco* : of severall persons here, as advised in the R* ; H : Comp' : 
to be Letter dated the 3* : December last, The Warehousekeeper is order'd to deliver 

'•■'■■' the same, takeing their respective receipts, and that of S' : Christopher Mus- 
graves, the Pi'esident doth particularly take care of, in order to remit it home, his- 
Son M"' : Simon Musgrave being dead. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FPRANCis Ellis. 

Tho: Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom« : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

List of the Comp« : Packet to the Fort by the ship Phoenix. 

L Comp^ : Gen" : to Fort S': George dat : 8 : Jan'^ 1700. 

2. Copy of Comp^ Gen": to Ditto dat: 20 : Nov"': 1700 & S'' : Dec"^ : sent f 
Hampshire & Bedford. 

3. Duplicate of the Comp' : Gen" : to the Fort dat : the 6*" : December 1700 
sent f' Bedford. 

4. Invoice of the Ship Phoenix. 

5. Bill[Lading of ditto.] 

6. Copy of the Phoenix's Charterparty. 

7. Copy of the Auditor Generalls Letter [to the] President & Councill dat r 
SONovem-- : [17<'0] ^ ship Bedford. 

8. List of Factors and Writers sent to[Madras] anno 1700. 

9. List of Coast goods to be provided an [ . , . ] 

10. Petition of Richard Darley. 

11. Petition of Ann Bull. 

2S Ship Hampshire Zachary Tovey [Comander] saild for Canton in China. 

Monday -^tt a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveknouk 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

M.4.TTHEW Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

Wani of salt- Being under some apprehention [of] the want of salt-petre for the September 

petre for the gj^^pp^^g^ Resolved that the Advice frigat [be] immediately Dispatch'd for Bengali 



Beptember 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1701 55 



FOBT ST. GHOBOE, JUNE 1701- 



[23BDJ 

what Redwood in readiness, to be Laden with Petre and necessarys for the use of ships feared. 

Garrison, and on her return, that she sent to the West Coast or Dispatch'd ,'^**be°sent^to 

[for England] in September, and that the President in Bengali be advis'd to send Bengali for 

the Josiah Ketch to the West Coast with Provisions Ac" : according to the Comp' : l^l^^^^l^ 

•directions. retnm to 

be Bent to 
the West 

Coast or 
lingland. 
[Directionl 

[Josiah] 

[to ye :jWest 

Coast. 

The disposeall of this years shipping being under our consideration, 'tis [Disposejaii 
ragreed as follows Viz^ ' t^;^ 

[shipping 

That the Dutchess so soon as she's ready, do proceed to carry Treasure for ifatohess 
the Northern ffactorys, to return hither with what Bales can be procured there °' X^ \ ^°\ 

-, 1 i-Ti>Tiii-ci,i 1 erD[tactoi-ysJ 

towards her Loading tor Lngland m beptember next. to retum. 

Order'd that Forty four thousand Pagodas be Laden by the Warehousekeeper [Treasure 
on board the Dutchess for Metchlepatam & Madapollam and Twenty four thou- Northern 
sand Pagodas for Vizagap" : and to Lade what Salt-petre there is in the Godown, Factorys 
reserveing Fifty bags for the use of the Garrison. oirit'he'^'^''" 

Dutchess. 

There being proposealls made for the ffreighting the Phoenix for Persia, but [Propoaeaiis 
■comeing to no resolution, the further consideration is referred to next Consulta- Freighting 

■tion day. ^^"^ [Phoenix 

•' for] Persia 

but not 
[considered] 

Resolved that the Bedford be Laden for Europe in January next, and that [Bedford] to 

the Captain do prepare his ship to proceed to Fort S' : David, upon whom the [ship^for'^ 

President and some of the Councill designs to take their passage, and upon his Eurjope, 

return, 'Tis resolved that she be Dispatched with what Rupees will be then to]Fo°T*^ 

ready (the[ . . . ]day & night at work) for Bengall[ . . . ] in her Kentlage s' = David. 

of salt-petre there. ret™ I''toj 

Bengali. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd [to lade] the Charterparty proportion of To Lade the 
Redwood on board the Bedford & Dutchess, and that the severall stores Laden on p^o^'port^n'^'of 
Dutchess for Fort S' : David, be now Travers'd on board the Bedford. Redwood on 

board the 
Bedford Aca : 
ships. 
Stores for 
Fort St : 
David to be 
travers'd on 
board ys : 
Bedford. 

Order'd that James Blacket be [discharged] the Gunroom crew, at his European 

_. disoharg'd 

TeqUeSt. theauifroom. 

Tho : Pitt, 
ppRANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
John Meverell. 
Thom'' : Marshall. 



the Janiy : 



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Records of Fort 8t. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE I'^Ol- 



Wednes- 
day 25th 



Letters to the 

subordinate 

factorys, 

read. 

[Portuguez 

entert"! ;] 

[Provisions 
sent] to 
Port S*: 
I David by the 
Bedjford. 
[Agreed that 
500 Page :] 
be paid y<« : 
Presidt : 



Feidat 27. 



Att a Consultation 

Present ' 

Thomas Pitt Pbesidbnt & Govebnour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Generall Letters to York Fort, [P]ryamong, Metchlepatam, MadapoUam & 
Vizagapatam all of yesterdays date, read & approved. 

Order'd that John de Soza Portuguez be Entertain'd a soldier in thigt- 
Garrison. 

Order'd that ff actors provisions be sent to Fort S' : David by the Bedford^ 
according to a List now produo'd, they wanting them. 

The President acquainted the Coancill, that he had been at some charge 
upon the Companjs acco' : of which he desired to be excused from giving any 
particulars, and requests there be Five hundred Pagodas paid him out of the 
Comp'' : Cash, Agreed that the same be paid. 

Tho: [Pitt.] 
'ffranois Ellis.] 
"Thomas Weight.] 
M : Empson.] 
Thom^: [Marshall.] 
John: [Mbverbll.] 
Att a Consultation 



[400 pags :] 
paid into 
Cash on 
[account of] 



Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom': Marshall 

John Meverell, 



Gruapah &c* : arrac ffarmers pays into the R* : H 
hundred Pag* : on that account. 



Lon" 



Companys cash Four 



Provisions 
for ye: Genii: 
Table to be 
bought. 



Pag» : 4.5000 
paid into 
cash for 
silver sold. 
[Pags: 1100 
for] 

turn'd out 
cloth. 



The Paymaster is [ordered to buy] the following stores, being wanted [for] 
the Generall Table Viz* : 



English beer 

Sauces 

Oyl 

Wine Europe 

Cheese 

Vinegar 



4 Tons, 

... 2 Cases. 

lOGalP. 

... 6 Chests. 

300 lb\ 

40 GalP. 

M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon^''' : Comp' : 
Cash For[ty five] thousand Pag* : on acco* : silver sold, and Eleven hundred Pago- 
das being for[the]turn'd out cloth sold at Outcry of the [ . . . ] for which 
the Joint Stock Merchants [are] order'd to have credit. 

Tho: [Pitt.] 
ffranois [Ellis.] 
Tho : [Wright.] 
M : [Empson,] 
Thom*: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



Diary and Conaultntion Booh, 1701 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1701 — 

Received General! Letter from Vizagapatain dated the 8"": Instant, with. 28 
copy of the Contract for 20000 Pag": deliyerable in September next. 



A'lT A Consultation Satdeday 

_ [28™] 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Prksident & Goveenodr 
Fkancis Ellis Tijomas Wright 

Matthew Emi-son Thomas Marshall 

John Mete bell. 

"Wee just now receiveing Generall Letter from Vizagapatam dated the S*'' : eoou pags: 

Instant, with copy of their Contract for 20,000 Pag'*: for the September ship, and ^^ be [sent 

adviseing that their Merchants will engage for a further Ci infract of 30,000 Pag* : vizagapra: 

deliverable [in] January next. It is therefore agreed that six thousand Pagodas be "PDQtchess. 
added to the Twenty four thousand order'd the 23'': Ins*: to be sent f the 
Dutchess. 

Order'd that Peter Johnson be Entertain'd a soldier in this Garrison. ^ a soldier] 

entertain a. 

Sei-apa &c" : Joint Stock Merchants informing us that the Dutch who have [Datoh]en- 
now made great contracts all along this coast, are tampering with all our weavers draw^our 
to seduce 'em from our service, and whereas it has been the custom in such consi- weavers to] 
derable Contracts as has been lately made here, to Deposit iu the weavers hands [posting lo 
five Pagodas for each Loom, to be deliver'd in cloth at the last Payment, the pags:for] 
Dutch now to ingrosse the "Weavers and gett 'em from our Merchants have p^" "'^^ 
offer'd to Deposit in the[ir hands] Ten Pagodas for each Loom, so [avoid]the 
ill consequences if wee should [order] our Merchants to do the sa7ne, as they ourTiCT-* 
will inevitably loose their[contract], wee order that forthwith Fifteen Pagodas chants to do 
be paid Serapa &c" : Joint[Stock]Merchants being iu full of their[contract] dated '^-itirthe 
the !6"' : August 1700 and Fifteen [thousand]Pagodas advanc'dto them, for which P"toh, 
they are to bring the ordinary Long Cloth[and]Salam pores upon the Terms of order'd^To be 
said[contract]. paid them. 

M'': Matthew Empson pays into the K' : H : Comp' : cash Three thousand Pa?s:3ooo, 
Pago[das on]acco* : Sea Customs. cash'on° 

accot : Sea 
Customs. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd[to deliver] into the Mint the two chests of Thetw'o 
Gold [ . . .] by ship Phoenix to be coin'd into Pa [godas] calling the several 1 ?^!'pi^'^^^J''to 
persons lately [ . . • ] to see them weigh'd and attest them. be coin'd 

^ •' ^ -' ° into Pagodas. 

Tho : Pitt.] 

PFEANCis Ellis.] , ■ 

Tho : "Wright.] 

M : Bmpson.] 

Tho:\i'' : Marshall.] 

"John Meveeell.] 



Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 27"' : Instant &c* : 29^ 
papers inclosed. 

Received Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 19^'' : Instant, with 30 
the severall papers mention'd therein. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. OEORGE, JUNE 2701- 



MONDAT 
[30XB] 



Genl: L": 
[rec>1 :]road. 

[Fort St :] 
Davids bills 
Excha : 
[ . . .]Met- 
chlep"! : 
order'd. 



[E]ntd: 

Holfliers. 

fJfactors] 
eutertain'd 
(forjye : Wt 
Coast. 



Thirty pags : 
advano'd to 
each of the 
two ffaotore 
entd : for the 
West Coast. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenour 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Generall Letters from Fort S* : David dated the 27"" : Instant and from 
Metchlepatam tlie 19''" : ditto, both read. 

Order'd that Fourteen hundred & sixty Pagodas to be paid Sunca Rama and 
Three hundred Pagodas to Moota Linga Chittee, being for two Bills of Exchange 
drawn by the Dep'" : Governour &c* ; Council of Fort S* : David both dated the 
27"^ : Instant, also that six thousand Pagodas be paid Kittee Narrain, being for 
one bill drawn by the Cheif &c*: Cauucill of Metchlepatam dated the J 9*'': 
Instant. 

Order'd that John Hurst, Jacento Deus, Domingo Deigar, Diego Deigar and 
Manuel Quiela Portuguez be Eutertain'd soldiers in this Garrison. 

Robert Scott So Arthur Cutler soldiers, having behaved themselves well and 
been long Employed in the Book[k:eeperR] office in this place, and they [ . • • ] 
offering to go to the West Coast, [ordered that] they be Entertain 'dffactors, and 
[thirty] Pogodas to each be advanc'd for[ . . .]'em necessarys, to be deducted 
out[ . . .] salarys there. 

Order'd that one chest of Dollars[be sent] to the West Coast f" ship Sarum if 
propper [ • . •] 



are procureable, 
supplya. 



it being the R* : H : Comp' : repeated orders for sending full 

Tho : Pitt. 
PFEANois Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 

M: Empson. 
Thom»: Marshall. 
John Mevbrell. 



Ship Advice frigat William RedhR[ad Comd':] saildfor Bengali, by whom sent 
[Generall] Letter to the President & Councill dated 24"* : Instant &c* : papers as 
^ List [ . . . ] ship went Passengers three of the servants Viz': Mess"; 
John Moun [ . . . ] M' : Van Sittart and M' : Charles. [R . . . ] 



[July] 
[To]b8dat 

[1ST] 



[1000 Pags : 
Ordered] 
to be paid 
ye: Paym.': 
[for] charges 
Garrison. 
rPortn- 
U-]ent<i: 
soldier 
[Pag- 6000] 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Pre.sident & Govebnour 
Francis Ellis 'I'homas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Mevmeell. 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M'' ; Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges Garrison. 



& Francisco tie Sorza Portuguez be Entertain'd 

Comp' : 



Order'd that Joan Perei 
soldiers in this Garrison. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon 
casli six thousand Pag-" : on acco' : silver and Goods sold. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 



59 



FORT ST. GEOBGi:, JULY noi 

Order'd that the Paymaster Advances One hundred Pag^ : to Kittee Narrain 
to def[ray] his Expences to Metchlepatam & Mada[pollam] for which he is to 

render an acco* : at his return, and that Fanams 10 : 40 be also paid him, being 
the Ballance of an Account now deliver'd in, of One hundred Pag* : formerly 
advanc'd him, to defray charges of his last Expedition thither. 



Order'd that what wages due to Jango deceas'd late cheif Dubash be paid at 
five Pag' : ^ mensem. 

Wee being credibly inform'd of Nabob Doud Cawns comeing to S' : Thoma 
that he'l be there in few days, being upon his march. It is Agreed [a] Present be 
prepared for him, [Duan,] Buxie, the particulars to be here concerted. 



[18T] 



[Pags: 100] 
lo be paid 
K it.tee 

Narrain [for] 
bearing his 
charges rnor] 
thward & 
[ • . . ] 
SB the 
Ballance of 

acco* : 
formerly. 

Wages due to 
Jango 
Dnbash to be 



Tho : Pitt. 

T^PRANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Bmpson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



paid. 

The Nabob 
of these partg 
being 

expected at 
St : Thoma, 
a Present to 
be prepared 
for him Ac* : 
officers. 



Att a Consultation Wkdnbs- 

DAY 2nd 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governodr 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thom' : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

This day Doud Cawn comeing [to] S' : Thoma, wee sent Narrain to wait [on] Narrain sent 

the Duan, to know when would be the properest time to attend the Nabob with *orknowT" 

our Present, who in the Evening returned & brought us word, that the Duan ad- when wee 

[mits] as tomorrow morning. [oftheT^""* 

Nabob wth : 
oar Present. 

[word?] 



The Garrison being in good order the Govern'' : gave out necessary Direc- 
tions [to] the officers to be very strict in their Duty and keep both companys to 
their Arms to prevent Surprize, and order'd the Gunner to shot all the Guns upon 
the works towards S' : Thoma. 

The Councill are order'd to meet tomorrow morning at six a clock to consult 
the Quantum of the Present, and who are proper to send to wait on the Tsabob. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFRANois Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M: Bmpson. 
Thom" : Marshall. 
John Mevebell. 



morning. 
[Necessary] 
orders given 
to keep 
Garrison in 
good 
defence 
[Counoillj 
to meet 
tomorrow 
[morning to] 
consult what 

c . ■ . ] 

ye : Nabob. 



<iO 



Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. OEORGU, JULY 1701- 



Thuesdat 



[Presents] 
to the 

Nabob &c:i : 
The persona 
appointed to 
carry ye : 
Presents for 
yii : Nabob 
&ca: sett 
forward 
about 10 this 
morning. 



Att a (Junsultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenour 
Feancis Elms Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom" : Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Wee having Agreed the amount of the Present to the Nabob, Duan, Buxie &c* : 
as "^f' List hereafter PJnter'd, and M'' : Ellis offei-ins;' himself to go with it, 'twas 
Agreed that hee and M'' : Davenp&rt should go, with Cap* : Lam[bert], the latter 
out of curiosity being desireous to see the Nabob &c'' : and to attend them 
Twith Ling] uists, Ic is order'd that Narraiu & the [Linguists] go with them ; 
so about ten this morning they sett out, attended with a serjant Foils of 
Granadeers. 



The ready 
cash design'd 
for the 
Nabob for 
his Present 
complain'd 
of by yf : 
Duan as not 
enough. 
One 

thousand 
EnpB : more 
sent Mr : 
Ellis for yB : 
Nabob. 
Mr: Ellis 
&ca : return- 
iner, acquts : 
their recep- 
tion from ye : 
Nabob. 
[ . . . ] 
his present 
brought 
back, part of 
the Daans & 
all the 
Buxies. 
The Councill 
& Comanders 
of yv- 
frairopej 
ships to meet 
tomorrow 
evening to 
consult what 
is necessary 
for defence 
of ye ; Garri- 



The Linguists going directly to [the Duan] to give a: 
[him], the Nabob & Buxie, liee complain'd [ . . . 



an acco* : of the Present 
for [him], the Nabob & Buxie, hee complain'd [ • • • ] ready money for the 
Nabob was too [ • • • ] desired that the Persia Mare might [ ■ • • ] 
and two half peices of yellow cloth, and [that] the Nabob might have one 
thousand [rup*' :] in the room of it, of which M'' : Ellis [ • • • ] the Gover- 
nour by note, who with the [order] of the Councill sent him One thousand [rup' :]. 



About eight this niglit M'' : Ellis, return'd from S* : Thoma, acquaints us of 
the odd sort of reception they had [from] the Nabob, and that he had return'd 
the Present except two Parrots, and that [the] Duan accepted of what Cloth &c^ : 
but money intended for him was brought [back] they having not an oppertunity 
to [visit] him, after their Vissitting the Nabob [ • • • ] Buxies Present 
&C'' : was likewise br[ought] back, and one of the Granad[iers] as he return'd 
hither. 



Councill to be [summond to meet] at 7 a Clock tomorrow [evening 
with] Comanders of the Eur [ope ships to consult] what is most proper to be done 
to reinforce the Garrison and prevent the Nabob from doing us any mischief. 

Tho : Pitt. 

fpbanois Ellis. 

Thomas Weight 

M : Emppon. 

Thom« : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



[^p tiloulars 
of ye : Pre. 
sentg to 

Nabob A-c" : 
officers. 



List of the Presents sent by M" : Ellis [^ 

Offickks at S^ : Thoma. 



To the Nabob 



Scarlet two half peices 
Broad Cloth red ordinary 
Ditto Yellow ..." 
Rose- Water ... 
China silk Gold 
Ditto plain 



] FOR THE Nabob &o* 



24 y<i» : 
1 r- 
2 

1 chest. 
1 p^: 
1 



Diarij and Consultation Bo&kt 1701 



61 



-FORT ST. GEORGB, JULY 1701- 



China Sweetmeats 
Two Parrots ... 
Spirits 

Ditto with Gold leaf 

Looking (i lasses small 

A Persia Mare 

Rupees Three thousand five hundred. 



[3BD] 



;^ Jars. 
Nil. 
50 bottles 

4 



To the Duan 



Broad Cloth re^^ ordinary 
Ditto Yellow ..." 

China Silks 

Perpetuanoes fine 

Ditto ord>' : ... 

Looking Glasses small 
Two thousand 



Broad Cloth red ordinary 
Ditto Yellow ... 

Perpetuanoes fine 

Ditto ordinary 

Looking Glasses small 

Rupees Five hundred 



To the Buxie 



[ ::: \ 

[ ... ] 

[ - ] 

[ 2 ] 



To the Duans Bro' : Amud Tire. 



Broad Cloth red ord>' 
Looking Glasses small 



1 ps 



Broad cloth red oi-d>' : 
Looking Glasses small 



To Mamood Abdula 



1 pB 
2 



Att a CoNSULTATrON 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President and G-overnour 
Franois Kllis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas MaeshalI; 

John Meverell John Hu[dson] 

Thomas Lambert Hugh TRatmond] 

Wee being inform'd by [the people we] keep at S' : Thoma, tliat after 
'[...] came away last night, thy [ Nobob . . . ] in discourse about 
this place [ . . . J saying [ • • • ] that Ten thousand Pagodas should 
not tCxcu[ . . . ] reflecting upon the amo* : of our Revenues [ . . . ] 
particularly upon the Tobacco & Beetle, and Building the Black Town 
wall and several other things, from which wee inferr, as like[wise] from all his 
actions since he was Nabob, [ • • • ] wee must expect no favour from him ; 
rfor [ • • • ] yesterday of his own accord, he told our Ling[uistsl that 
he had sent four Chubdars and Twenty men as a safe Guard to prevent any f)f his 
army Plundering our Villages, notwithstanding which, they fell in upon one of 'em 
this [morning] and carried a great quantity of straw and Firewood, whereupon 
the Govern'' : wrote [to the] Nabob and Duan the two I etters enter'd [after] this 
•Consultation. 



Friday 
41": 



[ ... ]y.-: 
Nabobs dis- 
course cf 
this [place]. 
& other 

[fa]vour IK 
suspected. 



62 Records of Fort St. George 



■FOBT 8T. GEOBGK JULY .1701- 



rRaitherthan Wee Considering that if there be no stop put to these unreasonable 

gratieetho demsmls [of the] Nabobs &c'' : that the ill consequences will in a little time, 

feasonlbre be no less than a vast [ . . . ] all charge to this place, and wee all unanimously 

demd : concludeing this to be a proper [time] to withstand 'em, being inform'd 

*■ reparation! ^^^^ C ^^^ ] ^^^J consists of uo moro than Three [thousand] Horse and seven 

to be made thousand loot, wee think ourselves in a condition with the force [wee] have and 

itrndhim ^^^ raise to Baffle him, if he offers to make any attempt upon us, [By] order of the 

Gov'' : & Council], and advice [of] the Comanders of the Europe ships & Com- 

[issioned] OflScers of the Garrison, 'Tis resolved that the following measures be 

taken Yiz*: 

1st- That the Europe ships tomorrow morning. Land men [acc]ording to 
Charterparty Viz* : Fifty out of the Bedford, Thirty from the Dutchess, and 
Thirty from y^ : Phoenix which will [make a good] Marreiu Oomp[any]. 

2"": ThattheTrain'd I . . . ] of this [ . . . ] Tomorrow rais'd [Cap*:] 
Geo[rge] Heron be appointed [Captain] M"' : John Berlu Lieutenant [and] 
Thomas Wigmore Ensign & Commissions be accordingly drawn out. 

S'** : That about one hundred & twenty of the Portuguez Inhabitants are to 
be immediately rais'd and armed a[nd] for[med] into a Company and Comanded 
by Cap* : Emanuel de Si[ . , . ]. 

4* : That the Paymaster entertains [one] hundred Peons to lye out as Scouts 
for intelligence & re-inforce our out- watching places. 

5* : That all the Comp* : Cloth be brought in from the Washers, wash'd and 
unwash'd to prevent its being Plu[ndered] and that the likeliest men of the 
washers be arm'd and Posted in our out Villages. 

So all the preparations woe are cap[able] of being made for the defence of the 
place, wee resolve that if the Nabob [will not ?] accept of the Present wee first 
proffer'd [him], that hee shall have nothing. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFKANOis Ellis. 
Tho: Wright. 
Matthew Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



To Nabob Doud Cawn Att S^ : Thoma 

Your Excel!'' : on your comeing to S' : Thoma was so just and generous as to- 
appoint our own people to guard our Towns to prevent [their] being plundered, 
which occasion'd my [not] sending any of our own people, but I am just now in 
form'd that your men have fallen in on the Towns and plunder'd [them] 
which is contrary to the trust wee [reposed on] yo"": Excell^^ : word and justice. 
July 4^"; [ - . . ] 

Thomas Pitt. 

To thk Duan Mamood Sybe att S' : Thoma. 

'Tis great satisfaction to me that [I] have a person of your Hon'' : and worth, 
to be friend, for which my acknowledgements [will] never be wanting. 

The Nabob out of his own generosity appointed guards for our Towns, which 
prevented sending some of our own, but this morning contrary to his word of 
honour, his people are plundering of 'em. I am unwilling to occasion troubles in 
the Kings country, therefore I write to your Hon'': hisMaj""^: Duan: what can- 
I write more. ' 

July the 4'»' : 1701. 

Thomas Pitt. 



5 
Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 6'6 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1701- 



Att a Consultation Satuedat 

[Stb] 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoor 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Mevebell John Hudson 

Thomas Lambelt Hugh Eatmond. 

The Oouncill mett this morning and the Comanders of the Europe ships sent Connoui 
for in order to put yesterdays resolution in Execution. [^tsteridaya 

resolution in 
Execution. 

Being advis'd by our out Guards that some of the army had again plunder'd Army conti- 
our out Towns of straw and wood, the Governour wrote the Nabob a Letter as [pi'undtr] in 
entere'd after this Consultation, and sent a Letter for him which he receiv'd from "^^ Towns, a 
Zulphaker Cawn. the"Nabo"b. *'* 

'Tis reported that the Nabob has wrote Letters to the Governours of all Reported 
Forts hereabout to send him in what force they have of horse and foot, and to the Nabob'has 
"Dutch to spare him CaFvalryl. -wi-ote for 

' 1- >/ -J more forces. 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the S'' : Instant, read. And [Gtenii i 
therein advised their having drawn a bill of Exchange for Three hundred Pag**: sr^DivwT 
.payable to Sunca Ramra] ; Order'd that the same be paid. read, [and] 

Tho- Pitt their bill 

IHO . rilT. Exoba: for 

PFRANCIS Ellis. 300pa: 

Tho: Wright. Z'^e^^. 

M. Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

To Nabob Doud Cawne att S' : Thoma. 

1 received Letters from the great Assed and Cawn Baudre and one for yo' : 
BxcelF : which I here send. 

I wrote yo'' : ExcelP : yesterday morning that some of yo' : forces had plun- 
der'd our Town notwithstanding yourself appointed [y" :] to preserve them; 
this has been twice [done] much to our prejudice, so that wue must now resolve to 
provide for our security, [for] that wee are neither to share in yo' : Exc[elF^ :] 
favour nor Justice, which is our great misfortune. 
July the S*"^ : 1701. 

Thomas Pitt. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort [S' : David] of the 3'^ : Instant Ac" : 5th 
papers inclos'd [ • • • ] 

The Generall report is, that the Nabob [is] makeiug great preparations for ^ 
attacking this place. 

Att a Consultation Monday 

7th 
Present 
Thomas Pitt President & Governouk 
FFRANCis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell John Hudson 

Thomas Lambert Hugh Raymond. * 

The Governour & Councill with the advice of the ('omanders of the Europe Garrison put 
ships and Commission officers of the Garrison, quarter'd the men and appointed o^^Defence'^"' 



Records of Fort St. George 



[7-^] 



-FOBT ST. GEORGE, JULY 170 U 



LascarB 
entfrtain'd. 
Pae;S: 

[lOUOj paid 
for carrying 
[repairs on 
the BiRck 
Town] new 
wall. 

Dutchess to 
be detain'd 
[for] ye : 
Nabob so 
near. 

Pags: 22000 
of the money 
desisn'd !,> 
Dutchess for 
Metchlepm : 

Pombrouk 
frigat wth : 
ye : Comps : 
Servants. 
Pags; 12000 
paid into 
Cash for 
silver sold. 



their particular posts, it being very hotly reported, that the Nabob is making- i\ 
great preparations to come against us. 

Order'd that Fifty Lascars more be Bntertain'd in the Gunroom. 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges of the Black Town wall and new works. 



It being thought necessary to detain the Dutchess for countenance of the- 
place dureing Doud Cawns Stay at S* : Thoma and whereas by her Forty four 
thousand was order'd for Metchlepatam, It is uo[w] agreed that Twenty two 
thousand Pas,-" : be sent by ship Pembrook frigat, she [being] suddainly design'd 
for Madapollain, [ • • ■ ] enable tliem and Metchlepatam to carrry] on 
their Investments, and that the [said] Comp'* : servants take their passage, as by 
consultation of the 20"" : past were appo[rtioned] for those ffactorys. 



M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R* 
cash Twelve thousand Pagodas on acco' : silver sold. 



Hon"*^ : Comp" 



Tho : Pitt. 
FFEANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom'^ : Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Our Mnllah at S*: Thoma advises that [in] his conference with the Duan this 
day [....] Duan told him he fear'd some ill Events [if] wee sent not Ten 
thousand Pag'* : and that sum would effectually procure [. . .] requested, 
whereupon answer was [ ■ ■ • ] the Mullah (to be imparted to the D[uan[| 
that wee expected no new Grants, only a confirmation of our Perwannas in pos- 
session and that wee would not add anything to what first sent. 



J UESDAY 
8th 



[Letter] 
fron, ye : 
Duan advise 



aec' mmo- 



would 
[ • • 



• ] 



[Duan 
Letter] sent 
tomorrow. 



Att a Consultati(>n 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesidbxt & Govern": 
Francis Ellis 'Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Maeshall 

John Meveeell. " . 

The Governour receiving this day a Letter from the Duan, acquaints y^: 
Councill thei-ewith, translate whereof is enter'd after this Consultation, the purport 
being to advise us, that he had appeas'd the anger of the Nabob, who would now 
accept our Present, which wee intend shall be sent him Tomorrow morning, in. 
order thereto, the Councill are desired to meet early. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFEANCIS Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : MaeshaliT. 
John Mevekell. 



Diary and Considtation Booh, 1701 65 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1701 [8"]. 

From Duan Mahomud Side. 

My constant Prayers to he [aven] is for peace and quietness to the 
whole w[orld] and 'tis my endeavours to forward the same when it lyes in 
my power, accordingly [I] did the utmost to appease the Nabob, [which] is 
now effected and he satisfied ; you [may] now send one of your trusty 
Kaglish[man] with Narrain and Mullah and the Present which was return'd, 
which I will see [are] presented & procure their Dispatch. As to my temper to 
make up all differences, [your] Hon' : may rest assured of me for your rmedi]ator. 
What else material, Coja Homud [will] inform you. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 5*'' : Instant. 8th 

Att a Consultation Widms- 

DAT 9»H 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenr : 

Feanois Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Tho : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

The Governour & Councill being [ now ] Dispatch'd away the Presents that The return'd 
wee return'd with Narrain and our Mulla adding [ . . . ] to the Nabobs Present a Je^ntlg^am 
Looking Glass, a China Lanthorn, two China [ . . . ] and a Dog to a Dog, the *<> ^"^^ Nabob 
Govern'' : answering the Duans Letter as enter'd after this Consultation. Lettei"toy«: 

Dnan. 

Tho : Pitt, 
ffeancis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

I heartily join with yo' : Hon'' : in wishing peace and quietness to the whole Duan 
world, and shall always do and contribute what lyes in my power to effect the ^•^''°™t"s*' 
same when 'tis to be had on hon'^''^ : & just terms. I have sent Narrain and Coja Thoma. 
Amood with the Present that was return'd, desireing that it may be deliver'd 
as was first design'd, I shall always acknowledge yo'' : Hon" : favour and proclaim 
you to the world to be a man of honour & justice. July the 9''' : 1701. 

Thomas Pitt. 

Att a Consultation Thuesdat 

Present 

Thomas Pitt [Peesidknt & Goveen^ :] 
Feancis Ellis [Thomas Wright] 

Mathew Empson [Thom^ : Marshall] 

John Meveeell. 

Narrain and the Mullah return'd about one a clock this morning from S* : Onr people 
Thoma and gives us the following account. ^e^."p^'^"nt 

to the Nabob 
lica; return'd. 

That the Nabob receiv'd his Present very kindly with great expressions of Anaooot:of 
friendship and sent a Horse and Tashereiff to the Gov"': That the Duan had ^^^^^-^^^s"''*' 
received his Present, [but] told them, that hee had added Fifteen hundred Kupees 
of his own to the Nabobs to make it acceptaljle to him, the meaning of which 
wee well understand, and told 'em, that if Coja Amud our Mullah should come 
to-morrow, he would give him Perwannas for confirmation of our Privileges. 



i 



Records of Fort St. George 



[IOth] 



[No] 

Confidence to 
be put in the 
Nabob, althfl 
he appears 
friendlj. 

The money 
intended qj*- 
Pembrook 
flrigat to be 
sent on ye i 
Sntohesa. 

Dutchmen,] 

at Pulioat, 
the boat h 
two of ye : 

deliver'd. 



Iheir 

panishment 

appointed. 



Letter from 
Ft: St: 
David, read. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1701- 



This suddain alteration happening makes us fear a snake in the G-rass, and 
resolve that wee will not Disband any of our forces till his army marches, unless 
[they] be ship Dutchess's men, wee having great occasion to send her to our 
Northern factory [s] with money to carry on their Investment. 

And whereas by Consultation of the T^ : Instant, wee resolved to send 22000 
by the Pembrook frigat and the Companys servants for those parts. It is now 
order'd that all the former money intended for [those] factorys, be sent on the 
Dutchess, that she be Dispatch'd with all speed. 

Whereas three Dutchmen Viz' : Peter Johnson, Hance Hermanson & 
[Laciona in the original] some days past run away with the Dutchess Yawl to 
Policat, where they were apprehended by the Dutch cheif there and notice given 
us thereof, upon which the Go v"" : sent persons to receive 'em, to whom two of 
the men and Boat was deliver'd, and the other detain'd upon the acco' : of his 
being their Countryman, whose delivery wee still insist upon and considering 
that if these men are not made a publick Example, 'twill be an encouragement 
for others to do the like, wee therefore order that Peter Johnson & Hance Her- 
man be deliver'd into the custody of the Marshall and hee put 'em in a boat and' 
carrys 'em to the sides of three Europe sbips now in the road, and gives 'em 
Twenty one Drubs on the bare backs at each ships side, and afterwards deliver 
'em up to their CoiSander Cap* : Raymond. 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David daf^ : the 5"" : Instant read. 



Bill of 
Bxoha : 



from 



Order'd that Four hundred & fifty Pag" : be pai 
St : David for ouo bill of Exchange drawn by the Dep^ : Govern'' 
order'd to be gt ; David dated the 4*'' : Instant. 

paid. 



Sunca Rama, being 
&c^: Councill of Fort 



Tho: Pitt. 
FFRANois Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom» : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



Teiday 

[llTH] 



[ . . . 

northern 
factorys.] 
[The freight] 
of ye : 

Comps: Goods 
for y<- : Wt : 
Coast to be 
[paid] 

Nabob sends 
word himself 
[will] come & 



' Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Peesident & Goveenour 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

Addition to our Letters for Metchlep™ : & Vizagapatam intended ^ Dutchess, 
both of this date, read and approved. 

The ffreight of the stores &C'' : sent to the West Coast f ship Sarum on the 
Hon''''' : Companys acco' : being settled by us, amo' : to Pag' : 465 : 12, It is 
order'd that the same be paid here. 

This day the Nabob sent us word, [that] tomorrow, himself, the Duan & 
Buxie Avould Dine with us, and desired to know with what attendance wee would 
admit him. Wee would fane have evaded it, but the messenger he sent, pressing 
lis so hard for a Direct answer, wee sent him word, that the Hon'' : was too great 
to desire it, and greater than wee expected, and if hee pleased to come, hee should 
be very welcome and wee be ready to receive him in the Garrison w"^ : One 
hundred horse, so all imaginable preparation is order'd to be made, and Mess'"' : 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 67 



■FORT ST. GE0BG:E, JULY 1701 [11t 



Marshall & Meverell (two of the Councill) attended with Ten Foils of Granadeers 
ordered to meet & receive him at M'' : Ellis's Garden [and,] to conduct hira into 
Towne. 

Tho : Pitt. 

MKANcis Elms. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 

Ship Pembrook frigat George Weoly [Comander] saild for Madapollam, on i2 
whom M'' : Peirson writer took his passage, hee [being] appointed for that place. 

M'': Joseph Hiller arrived overland from Metchlepatam, by whom rec'^ : 12t» 
Generall Letter from the Oheif &c'' : Councill there dated the 26'^ : past Ac" : 
papers. 

About 12 this noon, the Nabob, the Kings Duan & Buxie was conducted 
into Town by Mess" : Marshall and Meverell, the streets being loin'd with soldiers 
from S' : Thoma Gate up to the Fort, and the works that way man'd with the 
Marrein Company handsomely clothed with red coats & caps, and the curtains of 
the inner Fort with our Train bands, all which made a very handsome appearance. 
The Govern'': attended with the Councill, the Mayor, the Comand' : of the 
Europe ships and some of the principal freemen, received him a little way out of 
the Gate of the Fort, and after embraceing each other, the Gov" : presented him 
with a small ball of amber Greece cas'd w"' : Gold and a Gold chain to it, and 
then conducted him into the Fort and carried him up to his Lodgeings, when 
after sitting some time the Nabob was pleas' d to pass very great complements 
upon us, commending the place as to what hee had hitherto seen of it and gave 
us all assureance of his friendship after which the Gov'' : sett by him two Cases 
of rich cordiall waters and call'd for wine, biding him wellcome by fireing 21 peices 
Ordnance. Soon after the Gov'': drank to hira the MoguUs health with 31 peices 
Ordnance and the principal Ministers of State (our friends) as also the Nabob, 
Duan & Busies with 21 peices Ordnance each, all which healths the Nabob 
Pledg'd in the cordiall waters ; so, soon after, the Dinner being ready, (w"'' : was 
Dres'd and managed by a Persian Inhabitant) the Govern'' : conducted the Nabob 
Ac" : into the Consultation room which was very handsomely sett out in all 
respects, the Dinner consisting of about six hundred Dishes small and great, of 
which y^ : Nabob, Duan & Buxie and all that came with him eat very heartily, 
and very much commended their entertainment. After Dinner, they were divert- 
ed with y^ : Danceing wenches. The Nabob was presented with Cordiall waters, 
ffrench Brandy and Embroider'd China Quilts, all which hee desired. The Duan 
ui)on his promiseing us a Perwanna had a Eubie ring. The Buxie had one 
likewise offer'd him, but refus'd [it,] who aeem'd all day out of humour, 
occasion'd as were inform'd by some words that "he pass'd this day between the 
Nabob, Duan [and] him before they came hither. 

About 6 in the evening they return'd to S' : Thoma, the Gov'' : & Councill 
& Gentlemen in Town with the Comanders of the Europe ships waiting on 'em 
without the [Gate] of the Fort, where they mounted their horses and were 
attended by Mess"'' : Marshall and Meverell to the place they receiv'd 'em, and as 
their going out of S*: Thoma's Gate were saluted with 31 peices ordnance. 

Mess''* : Marshall & Meverell returning acq'"' ; the Gov"" : that the Nabob 
desired tomorrow morning to go aboard one of the Europe ships ; and in order 
thereto, that six Mussoolas might be sent tf) Triviecane, which was accordingly 
done, and the English ships boats order'd to attend him, and the Coinanders of 
the ships were acquainted with it. 

About 7 a Clock this morning Mess" : Marshall & Meverell went to Trlvle- 13tb 
cane, in order to wait on the Nabob aboard the English ships, and the Coinanders 
went off to receive him, and Narrain being sent to S'' : Thoma to acquaint y® : 

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-FORT ST. GHOBGE, JULY 1701- 



[13T-] 

Nabob that the Boats lay ready and that the English Gentlemen waited there ta 
know his pleasure, but he having been very Drunk over night, was not in a 
condition to go and defer'd it till Tomorrow morning. 

The Brakefast wee intended aboard ship for the Nabob, was sent to S* : 
Thoma, which hee accepted very kindly. 

This day the Buxie sent to the Gov'" : to desire leave to come into Town, to 
Dine with a Persian of his acquaintance, and afterwards that hee might see the 
Comp^ : Garden, which was accordingly granted, where wee sent JNarrain to wait 
on him and see whether hee was in a better humour than yesterday, and to 
Present him with the ring he refused, with a Gold snuff box, both to the Value of 
about seventy five Pagodas, both which hee accepted, declareing that hee had no 
resentments against the English, but should be ready to serve them upon all 
occasions, but he thought in the management of these afiairs, the Duan had not 
done farely by him. 

14 The friendship of this Buxie is not soe much desired for the Post he is now 
in, but that he is of a very great ffamily and has many relations near the King. 

The Govern'' : and CoiTncill mett to peruse the following Letters Viz' : 
from Metchlepatam dat : y® : 26*'': June last &c* : papers therewith received, 
from Fort S* : David dat. ll''^ : Instant & To Fort S' : David of this date, 
which latter was immediately Dispatch'd, it being to order the Dep^ : Gov' : and 
Council] to cause Vinca[ta]pate Poligar (whom they protected) to dep[art] the 
Comp" : bounds, AbduU Lab by Gov"" : of Chellumbrum, having wrote complaining 
Letter to the Nabob & the Gov"" : that he is hia enemy. 

Wee had several Alarms from S* : Thoma that the Nabob was going aboard 
ship, but his mind alter'd, and then hee desired to see the Cornp' : Garden, which 
wee us'd all means to divert him from, by reason in going to it, hee must have 
had a View of all the weakest part of the Town. 
li And this day he sent word to the Govern'' : that he was inform'd from Abdull 

Labby Gov"' : of Chellumbrum that our Dep'' : Gov' : of Fort S' : David protected 
the Kings Enemys and desired that wee would take care that the like be not done 
for the future ; The Gov' : answerd, that he would immediately write away to 
Fort S* : David about it, which was accordingly done. 

Ship Sarum Richard Phrip Comander saild for Fort S' : David, touching 
there to take some Goods and then proceeds to the West Coast ; on her M' : Robert 
Cranwell took his passage for the former place. 

15 This morning the Nabob sent word to the Govern' ; that he would make him 
a Vissit at the Comp^ : Garden, whereupon Narrain was sent to endeavour to 
divert him from it, which if he could not do, that then to advise the time of his 
coming. So Narrain about 12, Noon sent to the Gov': to acquaint that the Nabob 
was comeing with a great detachment of horse and foot with all his Elephants, and 
what he meant by it he could not imagine, so the Gov': orderd imediately to beat 
up for y"^ : Train bands and the Marrein Company, and drew out a Detachment of 
one hundred men under the command of Cap* : Seaton to attend him and those 
Gentlemen of the Councill Ac" : who went to the Garden to receive the Nabob. 
But Narrain seeing the Nabob coming in such a manner, told him 'twould create 
a jealousy in the Governour, and doubted whether hee would have such a recep- 
tion as he expected and desired him to halt some where till he sent the Gov' : 
word and receive his answer, upon which the Govern' : sent Narrain word hee was 
ready to receive the Nabob at y" : Garden, but before the answer came to him, the 
Nabob was got into a Portuguez chap pell very Drunk and fell asleep, and so soon ' 
as waked (w"'': was about 4 a clock in the afternoon) hee order'd his camp to 
march towards the little Mount where he pitch'd his Tents, and sent to the 
Govern': to excuse his not coming to y" : Garden and desired him to send a Dozen_ 
bottles of CaTdiall waters, which were sent hira. 



Diary and Oonsultation Booh, 1701 



69 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1701- 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern^ : 
Feancis Ellis Thom : Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Mmvekell. 

M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his acco' 
particulars Viz* : 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Diet ... 

Charges Extraordinary 
Charges Generall 
Acco* : Present ... 
Josiah Ketch 
Fort S' : David ... 
Fortification & Eepairs 



WlDNlB- 
DAY 16th. 



" : for the month May 


last, ^*7f'\ 


... Pag«: 


11.^4 





f.3-' 


„ 


15 


29 




„ 


224 


6 




„ 


4 


22 




„ 


394 


31 




„ 


— 


26 




V 


126 


_ 




... 


100 


14 




... „ 


60 


15 




Pag^ 


2080 


: 35 





Order'd that one thousand Pag' 
charges Gai'rison. 



M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon'''^ : Comp' : 
cash Twelve thousand Pag' : on acco* : Silver sold, 

Order'd that Twenty thousand Pag^ : be added to the former sum formerly 
order'd for Fort S*: David, and that the Warehousekeeper Lade the same onboard 
the Bedford. 

This morning our Spys wanting us that the Nabob with his army continued 
encamp'd at the little Mount, made us unwilling to disband any of our forces, yet 
considering that our Factorys to the Northward may want money to carry on 
their Investments, It is order'd that the men belonging to y*" : Dutchess be imme- 
diately sent on board, and the ship this day Dispatch'd . 



be paid M' : Thomas Marshall to defray Pag" •. looo 

paid ye : 
Paymr : for 
Charges 
Garrison. 
Pag» : 12000 
paid into 
Cash for 
silver sold. 
Pag» : 20000 
order'd for 
Tort St : 
David. 

[No forces] to 
be disbanded 
[but the] 
Dutchess 
men, till the 
Nabob has 
march'd 
away. 



Tho : Pitt. 

FPRANCIS ElliB. 

Thom' : Marshall. 
Tho : Weight. 
John MsvEEiiLL. 
M : Empson. 



We sent the Mullah to attend the Duan for our Perwannas, who made some le^n 
scruples about wrecks and our out Towns, which wee endeavour'd to obviate. 

Ship Dutchess Hugh Raymond CoiSander saild in the night for Metchlepatam 
& Vizagapatam, by whom sent Pacquets to each place ; there going on her 
Mess": Francis Hastings, Richard Harrison ffactors, and Matthew Weld Writer for 
Metchlepatam, and William Morton writei for Vizagapatam. 

This day the spys from the camp advises th»t the Nabob wa.0 march'd with 17 
his army about a mile on ilie other side of Pollumalee. 



70 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1701- 



Feiday 



The Oomp' : 

accot : cash 

for June, 

read. 

Sea Custom 

accots; for 

mo.' May read. 



Pags : lOOO 
paid into 
Cash, on that 
accot : 
Mint acoota ; 
for May 4 
June read. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Wbight 

Matthew Empson Tho: Marshall 

John Meveeell. 



Comp^ : cash for the month; 



The President read his Acco' : of the R* : Hon'' 
June last, Ballacce being Pag' : 129283 : 26. 

M"^ : Matthew Empson read his [sea] custom acco" : for the month May, 
particulars Viz' : 

To Custom on Goods Imported and Exported ... Pa : 3901 

To Custom on Grain ... ... ... ... „ 57: 

To Anchorage ... ... ... ... ,, 31 

TofEreigM ... „ 2 



30 



Pag' 



14: 90 



and pays into the R* : Hon''''' : Comp" : Cash One thousand Pag'* : on acco* : Sea 
Customs. 

The President read his Mint Acco*': for the months May and June last, 
particulars Viz* : 

May. To Custom on Gold coind P^ : 202:15 



June. To 



Ditto. 



105: 8 



Pags ! 16500 
paid into 
Cash in part 
of Gold reod ; 
from 
England. 



Pag« : 307 : 23 



and pays into the R* : Hon'''' : Comp'* : cash sixteen thousand five hundred Pagodas 
in part of Gold coind rec'^ : ^ Hampshire from England. 

Tho: Pitt. 

fpranois Ellis. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom': Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



18 Wee disbanded the Bedford & Phoenix's men and sent them off. 

If Disbanded the Portuguez and drew off [our] Company that lay at the Out 

Guards, many of 'em falling sick for want of conveniency of Lodgeings there, . 

and by reason of the great fatigue of about twenty days lying at their arms. 



Saturday 
19th 



Pags : 15000 
paid into 
Cash for 
silver sold. 
Contracted 
for DOO 
Oan'iys of 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govbenour 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeep'' : pays into the R* : Hon''''' : Comp^ : cash. 

Fifteen thousand Pag' : on Acco* : silver sold. 

There being great want of Redwood for the Kentlage of the Europe ships. 
It is agreed that wee contract with Mootemar for six hundred Candys at Pag' : 
2^ p ( 'and}^ and that the Warehousekeeper advance the Money as Mootemar 
calls for it. 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1701 71 

FORT ST. GHORGE, JULY 1701 [IQih] 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to Lade on board the Phoenix for Bengali, ^^a* R"p« = 
what Rupees can be gott ready out of the Mint against her departure. ready'^to°be 

Laden od the 
Phoenix for 
Bengali. 

Ponnagettee Narso &c'' : Tobacco & Beetle [ffarmers] pays into the R' : Hon*"' : P».g': i^oo 
• Oomp' : cash One thousand Pagodas, on that acco' : Cash 7or° the 

ThO : Pitt. Tobacco A 

-,-,' Beetle farm. 

PFRANCI8 Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Bmpson. 
Thoms : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Dispatch'd Overland for Fort S' : David in order to go '^ ship Saram now 19 
there, our Gen" : Letters to York Fort and [PJryamong dated the 24"": past 
month kc^ : papers inclosed. 

Att a Consultation Mondat 

21st : 

rresent 

Thomas Pitt President & G-overn* : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom* : Marshall 

John Meverell, 



Order'd that six hundred Pagodas be advanc'd to Yemanah Ac": Painters Pag»:6oo 
for Painting of Four hundred Peices of Fine Moorees deliverd them and that Jerpainteri 
Five hundred Pag'* : be Paid Paulo &c* : Washers for cureing the R' : Hon"* : & Pags : soo 

Company S cloth. Washers. 

M' : John Meverell Land Customer read his A.cco" : for the month June last, Land custom 
particulars Viz* : juneread'* 

Choultry Custom Pa: 259:17:52 

Rabie Brokers „ 145:32:45 

Town rents „ 47:32:70 

Kegistring Slaves ,. 6:12: — 

Pag': 456: 23 ! 7 

and pays into the R' : Hon: Oomp' : Cash Four hundred forty nine Pagodas [Paid] into 
on Acco* : Land customs. cal cask 

449 Pags: 
on that 
accot : 

Thomas Bull Souldier produceing John Rawlinson to serve his covenanted t • ■ • '^^ch] 
time. It is order'd that the former be Discharged [and] that John Russell be of ^soidier 
Ente'rtain'd in y*^ : Gunroom. * f -__ ^^l^- 

Francis Purcell Writer making his request to lay down the Hon*''" : Comp' : 
Service as '^ his Petition enterd after this Consult" : It is consider'd if wee keep 
him ao-ainst his inclination, he'll be of little use and that wee have sufficient to ^t,tus 
carry on the Comp' : Business, It is thei-efore agreed that hee be Dischavg'd. 



is Pur- 
riter 
discbarg'd 



past to go to Fort S' : David to inspect matters there but hitherto prevented by ing 
some Business or other that has intervein'd, 'Tis resolved that all things being f*^ 



dent iiitend- 

ig for Fort 

)ia-9id 

provided for his Voyage and that the Bedford must lye here some time for the coin- mXYover 
ing of Rupees for Bengall[and] that hee Embarks on said ship Tomorrow Morning, J^J^^l"^^''' 

Mr : Ellis. 



72 



Records of Fort St. George 



[21st] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1701- 



The Comii- 
eion offioera 
to respect 
Mr : ElUs M 
Cheif till the 
Proaidenta 
return. 

Ship Phoenix 
let to ffreight 
[for Persia] 
or Sur»t. 



Letter to 
Bengali, 
re&d. 

Pag«; 15000 
order'd for 
Port St : 
David by J» : 
Bedford. 



and in order there unto, hee read liis Acco' : of the R' : Hon : Comp' : cash to this 
daj, the Ballance being Pag°: 41562 : 26, which is deliver'd now in Councill to 
M'' : Francis Ellis, who is to act as Cheif till the return of the President, and the 
Oomission officers were sent for and order'd to respect him accordingly, and 
M'' : Vicessimus [Griffith] was sent for and charge given him of [ . . . ] 
Sea Customs in the absence of M'' : Empson and M'' : John Penford in the absence 
of [John] Meverell of the Land Customs. 

Wee having at length Lett to ffreight ship Phoenix on a Voyage to Persia 
or on the Terms of the Contract Enter'd after this Consultation, M"' : John 
Affleck & Coja Paulo were sent for and sign'd it, who promises her Dispatch for 
Bengali on Wednesday next. 

Generall Letter to Bengali of this date, read, approv'd and sign'd. 

Since makeing over the Hon'''" : Comp' : cash to M'' : Ellis, Tis agreed that 
Fifteen thousand Pag' : be added to what formerly order'd for Fort S' : David,_ 
and that the same be Laden on board ship Bedford. 

Tho: Pitt. ; 

FFKANOis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



To THE HoN=": Thomas Pitt Esq": 

Peesident & Gov^ : OF Fort S'' : George &c^ : Councill. 

The Hum"'" : Petition of Francis Purcell humbly Sheweth. 

Whereas your Humble Petitioner was Entertain'd in the Service of the R' :* 
Hon'''^ : English East India Company, in the station of a Writer for the term of 
five years, do hereby humbly request of your Hon'' : &c* : that you will be pleased: 
to Excuse me from the said service, my inclinations leading me more to Sea. 
Affairs than that of a Merchant, So hope Your Hon'' : &c* : will take it into your 
serious consideration and grant my request, which will be the means to make me, 
to be more serviceable to the R' : Hon'''*' : Comp" : in that station than in any 
other, and shall ever be ready to obey all commands yo'' : Hon'' : &c^ : shall lay 
upon me and 

As in Duty bound, shall ever 
pray for your Hon'' : (fee" : 



Terms of 
agreement 
for ye: 
Freightment 
of ship 
Phoenix to 
Persia or 
Surat. 



Contract and Agreement by and between the Hon''''' : the President & Coun- 
cil of Fort S' : George for acco*: of the R' : Hon"'^ : English East India Company,, 
and M' : John Affleck and Cojah Paulo for hireing and Freightment of ship. 
Phoenix Burthen Four hundred Tons or thereabouts Cap' : Thomas Lambert 
Comander now riding in the road of Madrass. 

It is agreed that the ship shall proceed hence to Bengali with such Treasure 
& Goods as the President and Councill shall Lade for Acco' : of the R' : Hi 
Comp^ : and what the aforesaid ffreighters shall Lade on their accounts. 

That from Beu£rall, the Freighters have Power to send the ship to Surat 
[or Persia] with such Loading as they think fitt, oblige themselves that the said ship 
shall sail from Bengali some time in January next and in case they shall send her. 
to Surat that She is not to be detain'd longer on that Coast than the last of April,, 
and if she proceed to Persia, the Freighters are not to detain ber longer there than 
Thirty days after her arrival in which time they have Power to Lade what Goods 
and Treasure they please for the Port of Madrass, for that the Ship is to come 
directly from the Port in Persia or Surat to this Place. 

That the ffreighters are to have the use of the great cabin dureing this Voy- 
age and all such privileges mention'd in Charterparty as if she was actually in 
tie R' : H : C : Employ. 



Diarn and GonmHation Booh, 1701 73 

FORT ST. GLObGE, JULY 1701 [213t] 

That if the sbip proceeds to Ppi-sia, the Com panys Ajrenfc there may put on 
board her for this place Viz* : Four horses, Thirty Chests of wine and Rose water 
and Four Candy of all sorts of fruit ffreight free for the R' : H : C : Acco* : and no 
other, provi('e[^] it tends not to the detaining of the ship longer than the time 
before nientiou'dj and that 'tis nor to thn Prejudice of th^ Fr-eighters. 

That the ship goes up the River in Bengali, whereunto the Captain has con- 
sented without winch they refuse to ffreight the ship, and 'tis agreed that the 
Pilotage be at the charge of the H' : Hon : Company. 

That for thn Freightment of the afores'' : ship, W : John Affleck and Coja 
Paulo do oblige thtmselves, their Heirs, i'lxecutors, Administrators & Assigns, 
to pay into the President & Councill of this i)lace or thfir successors the sura of 
Eight thousand Pagodas Madrass within Thirty Days a ter tlie arrival of the 
afiiresaid ship in this Porr., from either o her iateadel Voyiges Persia or Sirat. 

And whereas there* has been disputes about Passengers between the Freigh- 
ters and Comander of the said ship, Wee the President. & Councill being unac- 
quainted what has been the cust m in such ca-es, there h;iving bten no ships of 
the Hon'"'*' : Comp : lett to Freight from this port on those Voyages, and whereas 
severall has went of late yf ars from BengjiU, it is mutually agreed between the 
President & Councill and the ffreighters that this matter be referred to the Decis- 
sion of the President & Councill in Bengali to do tlierein according to Custom, as 
also iu all othtr matters relating to these Voynges snything contain'd in this 
paper to the contrary notwithstanding [in] witness whereof wee the President & 
Councill for Acco* : and inbehtilf of the R' : H : English Bast India Comr)" : do 
hereby cblige ourselves on the one part, and John Affleck & Cojah Pafujlo for 
themselves on the other part, having hereunto interchangenbly sett our hands & 
seals at Fort S* : George in the City of Madrass this nineteenth day of July 1701.. 

John Affleck. 
Cojah Paulo. 

Memoranu" : 

That if y'' : Freighters don't comply in Dispatching the ship fiom Port to 
Port as beforemention'd in this contract, that then the Captain of said sliip shall 
give the ffreighters or the Merch''' : appointed by 'em a Protest and Twenty four 
hours after which he sha 1 be at his liberty to sail. 

Jn° : Afflkck. 
[CojA Paulo]. 

This morning the President, Mess" : Erapson an'^ Meverell and Charles 22cf 
Bugden Secretary with Peverall others Embark'd on the Bedford bound for Fort 
S* : David, wliich saild about eleven a clock. Ketch Eallaus arrived from Poli- 
cherry. 

Received severall Letters from our Vacqueel at the Mogulls Court. 23 

Ship I hoenix Cap' : Thomas Lambert Com"' : sail* I in the night for Bengali, 24 
by whom sent Generall Letter to the President & Councill there dated the 21": 
& 23'' : Instant with sev" : other papers as %? List of the Pacquet. 

About eleven a clock at night came our Mullah from Doud Cawn's camp, 
bringing with him the Duans Perwannas for our affairs to go on according to 
Sahibad. 

Received Gererall Letter from Fort S' : David dated 24*'' : Instant adviseing 27 
of two bUls Exchange for Fourteen hundred Pagodas payable to Sunca Rama 
of one tenor & Date. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S* : David of this date Ac" : papers as ^ 
List of y^ : Pacquett. 

Ketch Sallaus saild for Policherry. 28 

Receivtd Generall Letter from President Pitt and his Councill at Fort S* : 81 
DaTid dated the 29'" : Instant. 



rifco) 



'(In 01' Fort St. George 



-'-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1701- 



Thobsday 

5^T 



PagB : UOOO 
paid into 
Cash by the 
"Warehoase- 
keeper. 
Pags ! 1000 
orderd to be 
pd : the Pay- 
mastfT A 
1400 Pags : 
for Fort St : 
David bill. 
The Store- 
keepo'-e 
Accjts : for 
mos; of April 
IVIay, h Jane, 
read. 



August 

Mo«DAY 

4th 



P^igB : 12000 
pd • in;o Cash 
by ye : Ware- 
housekeeper. 
Porcugaoz 
■enrd : a 
soldier. 
Pags : 1000 
crder'd to be 
pa'd the 
Vaymr : 
The aooot : 
of ye : 

€a»h for 10 
days in July, 
read, and y* : 
Stewards 
aocots : for 
one month 



AtT a CoNSUtTATION 

■ Prfsent 

Francis Ellis Esq" : Cheife 
Thomas Wright Thom^ : Maeshall. 

M': Thomas Wright Warohousekeeper pays into the R*: Hon'' 
cash Fourteen thousand Pagodas on Acco' : Silver & Goods [sold ?]. 



Comp' t 



Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M'': Thomas Marshall Pay- 
master for defraying charge?! Garrison, and Fourteen hundred Pagodas be paid 
Sunca Rama being for One bill of Exchange drawn by the Deputy Govern'' : & 
Councill of Fort S* : David dated 24* : Instant. 



M' : Francis Bett Provisionall Storekeeper 
of April, May and Jane, which were approv'd. 



his Acco**: for the months 

♦ FPBANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Wright. 
Thoms : Marshall. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Feanhis Ellis Esq"" : Cheife 
Thomas Wright Thom^ : Marshall. 

M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon'''®: Comp": 
cash Twelve thousand Pagodas on Acco^ : silver and Goods sold. 

Order'd that Emanuel de Silva Portuguez be Bntertaind a soldier in this 
Garrison. 

Order'd that One thousand Pag' : be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for dt.'fraying charges Garrison, 

The Cheif read his account of the R' : H : C : Cash from the 2P' : July to 
the last of d° : month Ballance being Pag' : 33162 : 25 : and the Steward read his 
acco' : for the month June last. 



PFEANois Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
Thom" : Marshall. 

Ship MadapoUam Matthew Carvallo Master saild for Acheen. 

Received f" Pattamars Overland Generall Letter from Metcblepatam dated 
20**^: July last, w*" : copy of their Contract dated 23^^: d" : for 43315 Pag": 
deliverable the f'"'" : January next. 

Ship Allee Bux Kamachundra Noquedah saild for Junczeilou, 

Dispatcli'd Generall Letter to the Hon'''° : President & his Councill at Fort S* : 
David of this date, with copys of Metchlepatam Gen" : Letter & Contract 
received thence yesterday. 

Sloop from Policherry arrived this diiy 

Sloop Expedition Thomas Hounson Master belonging to the Hon'^'* : Comp*: 
arrived from the West Coast, by whom rec** : a Pacquet from the Dep^ : Gov"" : 
&c* : Councill at York Fort, containing their Gen" : Letter dat : 28*'' : June last 
&•;'': pap" : inclosed. 



Diarg and GonsuHaiion Book, 1701 75 



-FORT ST. Oi:ORGE, AUGUST 1701- 



AtT a CuNSCLTATlON SaTURDAT 

C)TH 

Prfsent 

PFRANcis Ellis Esq": Cheife 
Thomas Wright Thom^ : Marshall. ' 

Antonio Farnando an Inhabitant here and a sea fareing man, Hid last year at PaK^ : 15 : 

■<3uedda Lade four Elephants on board a D me sliip called the Daneburgh, two theCntfonfof 

whereof died in the Voyage, the other two deli ver'd ashore here and Valued Uj M': an Eienhaat, 

Empson Sea Custome[r] Twenty two days afterwards when sick at six hundred roonatter 

Pagodas, and in eisht days more One Died, ■which occasion'd the said Ant° : Valuation. 
Farnando complaint to us of hard measures to Pay custom for the same, the which 
wee took into consideration and thought it but reasonable to retnitt the Fifteen 
Pagodas rather than Fress too hard u|)on the poor sufferer. 

Generall Letters from York Fort dated 28"' : June last, and from the Chief Letters from, 

Ac" : Councill of rPlryamoDg dated 19*'' : ditto, read ; with severall papers inclosed T ' ^* ' ^ 

^, T ■ . J- xi T» Coaetread. 

as "^ List of the Pacquets. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to unload Sloop Expedition with all y'^ : speed sioopExpedi- 

he can. unloaden* 

M : Empson. ffrancis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
Thom': Marj^hall. 

Received Generall Letter from Metchlep"" : dated 31'*: July last ^ Pattamars. H''" 

deceived Generall Letter from the Hon''''' : President & his Councill at Fort 12 
S* : David dated tlie 9*" : Instant. 

About 1 1 a clock this morning ship Bedford arrived from Fort S' : David and 
in the Evening the President & Councill and others who went with him came 
ashore. 

Received Generall Letter from Surat dated 29*'' : January last only recommend- 
ing to us the Vacqueel of Callender a principal Armenian resident there. 

Att a Consultation Wednksdat 

13th 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Pbesident & Govern^ : 
FRANCIS Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matt: Empson Tho: Marshall 

John Meverell. 

M' : Francis Ellis read his acco* : of the R* : Hon : Comp' : Cash from the '^' Comp» ; Oa»h 
dont. 

delirer'd y» 

The warehousekeeper is order'd to unload what Bales Calicoes &c* : sent from w'hat brought 
Fort S*: David ^' ship Bedford. from Fort 

^ ^ St : David tt» 

1 he One thousand Pagodan in ffanams carried to Fort S' : David 1* ship PagB:iooo' 
Bedford, being of Less Value there than here, were return'd again, and the carried""!* l 
President now Pays the same into the R* : Hon'''* : Companys Cash. Fort^st : oa- 

vid, retnrnd it 
now paid into 
ye : Comp" ; 

A very saucy impudent Letter to the President from Amerjohn at the Kings Animpudenfc 
Court received the 7'" : Instant, read, being the person who negotiated the Hon*''* : Amerohn°S 
Comp'* : aflfairs with Nabob Zalphaker Cawn relating to the troubles given us by y" : K^g"! 
Celiam Cawn at Fort S' : David. ^°"'* '«'"i- 

K-l 



76 



Records of Fort St. George 



[13th] 

The Ware- 
house Aooot»: 
for mos : May 
aod June, 
read, and 
Pags : 5000 
paid into 
Cash I'or sil- 
ver &oa :80ld. 
The Secretary 
Aoco* : Pass- 
es for July 
mo : read & 
Pags : 2 : 24 
paid iuto Cash 
by him on 
that Aooo* : 
Sea Custom 
Aocots : for 
June read & 



Pags : 1500 
paid into 
Cash on 
aocot : ?ea 
Customs. 
The Pred- 
dents &oa : 
negotiations 
at b^rt St ; 
David, read & 
approv'd by 
this Hoard, 
York Fort 
bills of 
Exoha : for 
PagO : 4615 : 
15:5 orderd 
to be paid. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1701- 



M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper read his Warehouse Acco*' : for the 
months of May and Jun<^ last, and pays into the R* : Hon"® : Companys Cash Five 
thousand Pagidas for silver and Goods f<old. 



Charles Burden Secretary read his Acco* : Fees for Passes for the month 
July last, amount to Four Pag' : and pays into the R* : Hon'''^ : Comp^ : cash Pag*: 
2 : 21 their part. 



M'' : Matthew Kmpson Sea Customer read his Acco'" : for the mouth June 
last, particulars Viz' : 

To Custom on Goads Impoi ted & Exported ... Pag* ; 2145: 5: 33 

To Cu-tom on Grain ... „ 282:10: 80 

To Anchorage „ 36 : 18 : — 



Fag': 2463: 34: 13 

and pays into the R' : Hon^'" : Comp** : Cash Fifteen hundred Pagodas on 
that Account. 

The President & Councills Diary [&] (Consultations of their Negotiations at 
Fort S' : David, being now read, was unanimously approved of by this Board. 



Order'd that Four thousand six hundred & fifteen Pagfodas, 15''': .5"" : be paid,. 
being for th^ following Bills of Exchange drawn by the Deputy Grovernour &°» : 
Councill of York Fort all dated the 28"" : June last, as advised in their Grenerall 
Letter of ditto Date Viz' : 

Doll. 



Sov. 



Sa. 



Meverell & Fra : 



Pag. 



Pa. 



Ca. 





Betfc for 




1000 


— 


— 


588 


8 


3 




To the Hon"": President ... 




1974 


1 


— 


1161 


11 


3 




To .Mess": ivleverf41& l?ett, 




1130 


— 


— 


664 


25 


B 




To Mess" : Ohardin & Afficck 




o9;i 


3 


— 


349 


9 


3 


^■^■' 


To M': Bdw": Barkham ... 




891 


2 


I 


524 


17 


4 




I'o \i.ss": Whpeler & Cockroft 




193 


— 





113 


19 







To W: Stophen Pre wen 




IH, 


8 


— 


97 


18 


— 


• 


'f'o Mesa--^ : Bete & Prewen 




tj7 


— 


— 


39 


20 







To Mess'-^ : Meverell & Betfc 




109 


1 


— 


64 


9 


3 




To Mr : Henry Dobyns 




100 


— 


— 


58 


29 


4 




To M>- : Thomas Wright 




654 


— 


— 


325 


31 


5 




To .Jn" : Styleman & Tho : Wr 


ght 


914 


1 


1 


537 


31 


1 




To Cap' : George Heron 




153 


— 


— 


90 


— 


— 




Doll. 




7846 


1 


- 


4615 


15 


5 


Payn,»: 


M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read 


his Acco"' : 


for the month June 


aooot : for 
June mO : 


particulars Viz' : 
















read. 


Charges Garrison 
Charges Cattle . 
Charges Diet ... 
Charare.s Extraordinary 
(yhurge.s General! 

West Coast 

Bengali Agency 
Fortifications & Repairs 




•'•'• 


•"•• 


- 


Pa: 


1348 
10 

281 

23 

359 

533 

9 

15 


18 
3 
31 
19 
7 
21 
13 
17 



Pag»: 8587: 21 



Diary and Oonmiltation Booh, 1701 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1701 [.13th] 

Order'd that Twenty five Pao^odas be paid Wotta Lingua being for tbi'ee ^own'^*' 

months Town Conicoplys Duty ending Ultimo July last. -"onioopiy. 

General} Letter from the President & Coun" : of Snrat dated 29*" : Jan^-^': last g^"^^'^™^ 
read. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FPRANcrs Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
.John Meverell. 

The Govern'' : & Councill signd the following order Viz*: 

The Warehousekeeper is orderd to Lade on board the Bedford for Bengali Friday 
-what Rupees are already Coin'd aTid may be Chested against her Dispatch. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Wright. 
Matt : Empson. 
Tho : Marshall. 
John : Meverkll. 

The President and Councill mett to peruse a Letter to the Chief and Councill 
of Metchlepatam dated the 13^'' : Instant, which was this Day Dispatchd Over- 
land. 

Arrived Overland from Port S*: David by [order] of the President &c* : when 16 
there, the two horses given Litely by Nabob Doud Cawn. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 13*' : Fnstant &c' : 1^ 
papers inclosed. 

AtT a CoNSULTATIOtT. Wednes- 

Present »^^ 20th 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenour 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matt : Empson Thom : Marshall 

John Meverell, 

M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' . Hon''''' : Companys Pag» : isooo 
cash Thirteen thousand Pagodas on acco* : silver sold. P'^''^ '°'° , 

° Cash by the 

Warehouse- 
keeper. 

M"": John Meverell Land Customer read his accounts for the month July last, Land Custom 
particulars Viz' : tTfjnij"" 

Choultry Custom ... Pa: 154.: 11: 40 read. 

Ruble Brokers „ 

Grass Cutters ,, 

Registering Slaves „ 

Pag» 

And pays into the R' : Hon"'" : Corap' : Cash Two hundred & Twelve Pagodas ^IfUJl^ 
on Acco* : Land Customs. Cash'on" 

Acoit : Laud 
Cnatom. 

Generall Letter to Bengali of Yesterdays Date, read and approv'd. Letter to 

^^ Bengali 

read. 

Order'dthat One thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Mar:^hall Paymaster ^^ ■ ^°<'o 
for defraying charges Garrison. " p^X^:^^ 



154 


11: 


40 


61 


6: 


23 


1 


15: 


JO 


1 


4: 


— 


218 


1: 


2'd 



78 



Records of Fort St. George 



[20TH] 

An Europf an 

entd : a 

soldier, 

NeoeBBary 

Stores] 

be provided 

for sloop 

Kxpedition. 

L. . • ] 

Garbell 
Pepper [^iJ 
sloop J 
Expedition 
from Wt : 
Coast 

[Iif tter] from 
Fort St. ; 
Da-sid read. 
[Pags:2] paid 
into Cash for 
foor [plane] 
Cap* : 
Hudson 
recil : «t Fort 
gt : David. 
Bupees 120 

o be given 
ship 

edfords 
men & why. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE. AUGUST 1701- 



Order'd that Jacob Henderson be Entert'" : a soldier in this Garrison. 

The Storekeeper is order'd to provide Store and Necessarys for sloop Expedi- 
tion according to a List now pr^'duced by the Master. ' 

The Warehouse keeper is order'd to Dry the Pepper from ihe West Coast 
'\9' sloop FJxpeditiun damaged by bringing ashore and at the bottom of the- 
Vessell, and to Garbell the whole, in order to send '^' ship Dutchess foi England. 

Gecerall Letter from Fort S' : David dated 13"' : Instant, read. 

Cap' : John Hudson pays into the R' : Hon*"'" : Companys Cash Two Pagodas 
for four Plans hee received of the Storekeeper at Fort S' : David. 



Order'd that the Warehousekeeper give One hundred and twenty Rupees to 
the Bedford ships Company, in consideration of the President and some of the- 
Councills going on her to Fort S' : David, being no other than what is custom- 
ary. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FJEANcis Ellis. 

Tho: Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^: Marshall. 

John Meverell. 



Ship Bedford Cap': John Hudson Comand'' : saild for Bengali, by whom sent 
General! Letter to the President & Councill thereof the IQ*"" : Instant k(f : papers^ 
as ^ List [in] the Pacquet. 

Received overland Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 12*'' : 
Instant incloseing one from Madapollam of the 9^^ : Ditto &c* : papers. 

By a Country boat Dispatch'd Duplicate of our Generall Letter to the Cheif 
& Councill of Metchlepatam dated the IS"*: Instant. 

Keceived Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 22'' : Instant. 



Monday 



l'ag» •. 750 
paid into 
cash for 
[torn] & 
turn'd out 
oioth belong- 
ing to th9 
J[omt] 
Stock 
Merchants. 

Letters 
receiTed 
read. 



Att a Consultation 
, ■ ■ : Present . ■ - 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern": -v 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Thom : Marshall 
John Meverell 
M" : Empson : indisposed 

M"" : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper read his Accounts for the month July- 
last, and pays into the R' : Hon''''' : Comp' : Cash Seven hundred & fifty Pagodaa-- 
being for Torn and turn'd out cloth and at Outcry of the old Contract for which, 
the Joint Stock Merchants are order'd to have credit. • 



Generall Letters from Madapollam dated the 9"' : from Metchlepatam dated' 
the IS"* : and from Fort S' : David dated the 22^: Instants (fee*: papers in eacb^ 
Pacquet, all read. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1701 79 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1701— ■ [25thJ 

Order'd that Pag' : 1033 : 23 : 3 : be paid the President, being for One bill \^^^^^^°^J^ 

of Exchange drawn by the Cheif & Councill of Metchlep" : dated the I2"': order'd 

Instant, and Pag** : Three hundred & fifty to M' : Edmund Bugden, being for one [.^"d*'^ 
other bill dated the 9"' : Instant, drawn by Dittos. Also Pag': 118: iO: ;3: to 
M' : Thomas Marshall being for One bill of Exchange drawn by the Deputy 
Gov'': &c": Councill of Fort S' : David dated the 18*" : Instant. 

Gruaph &c* : Ari-ac ffarmers pays into the R* : Hon''''': Cotnp'' : cash Seven ^^^'''■ 

hundred sixty six Pag^ : and twenty four fanams on that Acco' : and M' : Thomas paid into' 

"Wright Warehousekeeper pays six thousand fagodas by a Bill given by Sunca CaaL^on 

Raraa to Merchants at Fort S' : David, which was accordingly paid into the thTAr'rac 

Hon'"^ : Corap" : Cash there. I"-™ &1 ^ 

A Pags : 600O 

by the Wai-e- 
housekeeper. 

Order'd that John Thomas, Derick Rowlason, Joan de Soza and Blias ^jg^^Prf^""* 
Rodrigues be Discharg'd from the service of sloop Expedition at their request, fr^.m'yi"': 
and the Paym'' : to pay them what wages due to this Day and that D -rick 
Rowlason he Entertain'd in the Gunroom. 

Order'd that the Paymaster Buy five Can( 
Mint to be coin'd into cash for the W : Coast, 



Rowlason he Entertain'd in the Gunroom. tion. 

Order'd that the Paymaster Buy five Candy of Copper and put the same into ff c^'^^"^! 

paid into 

Tho ■ Pitt ^^^^ ^'"' *^® 

"^ ■ ■ Wt : Coast. 

FFRANcis Ellis. 
Tho: Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Dispatch'd Overland Generall Letter to S"' : Gayer [. . .] General! of 
India (tc^^ : Councill Surat [. . .] ed the 23'': Instant with severall papers as 
^ List of the Pacquet, incloseiiig Generall Letter to the Agent &c" : Councill at 
Persia of d" : Date. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S' : David of yesterdays Date, incloseing 27TH 
the President & Councills Lici-cce to Padre Paulo de Saa for the Exerciseing his 
Priestly ffunction at their churches within our bounds. 

Wednes- 
Att a Consultation day [27th] 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Thojsias Wright 

Thom^: Marshall John Meverell 
M" : Empson. indisposed. 
Order'd that One thousaud Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Pay- Pag« : 1000 
"■master, for Defraying charges Garrison. 'pa'^mr^^ ' 

Order'd that Five thousand Pagodas be sent to Metchlepatam by Five Peons Pag»: sooo 
on a country Boat, Paria Narrain Tandell and Owner. a°bo«t'^toj^^ 

Metchle. 
patatn. 

Generall Letters to Metchlepatam and Madapollam both of this datt>, read, [Letters! 

approved & Sign'd. . sent, read. 

Resolved that the Mintmaster Employs of the silver remaining, deliver'd for [About] 
Rupees, about Five thousand Dollar weight, to be coin'd into ffanams for the ^"e^ghttir 

West Coast. be ooin'd 

into fan' : 
[for the] 
Wt : Coast. 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper Packs up One liuudred bales of Brown ioobaie»of 
Long Cloth as it's brought in for that purpose. LoTrioth 

[to be ma] 
do np. 



80 



Records of Fort St. George 



[27^ 



] 

500(1 



Pag» 
paid into 
cash for 
Silver &ca 
•old. 



-FOBT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1701- 



W: Thomas Wright Warehouekef -per pays into the R' : Hon*"'" 
Cash Five thousand Pagodas on account silver Goods sold. 



Companys 



Tho : Pitt. 
FFi^ANcis Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^: Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



31 



By a Country boat bound for Metchlepatam sent General] Letter to the Chief 
& Councill there dated "IT^ : Jnstant, incloseing a Letter for Madapollam of ditto 
Date, with Five thousand Pag* : in charge of Five Peons. 

Ship Salnmut Coja F-ssad Noqueda saild for Pegu. 



September 
Monday 

f-mo 

[1ST] 



Paymaetert 
aooot : for 
July, read. 



Fags : 1000 

orderd ye : 

Paymr : 

Topass 

Soldiers 

Entertain'd 

[Pereiral 

diacbarg'd. 

Stewards 

Acoo's : for 

July, read. 

Pereira 

entertain'd in 
ye : Gan- 

room. 

Coffree to he 
bought 
for Wt; 



Att A Consultation 

/'resent 

Thomas Pitt Esq*: President & Govken" : 
Francis Ellis Tho : Marshall 

Thomas Wright John Meverell 

M" : Empson. indispo'd 

M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his Acco* : Disbursements for the- 
month July last, particulars Viz* : 
Charges Garrison 

Charges Diet 

Bengali Presidency ... 
Charges Generall 
Charges Cattle 

Fort c^• : David 

Charges Kxcraordinary 

Madapollam ... ... ,. 

Metchlepatam 

Factor* Provisions ... 
Acco* : Present 
West Coast ... 
Charges Merchandize 
FortiBcations & Repairs 



Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M'': Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for Defraying Charges Garrison. 

Order'd that Emanuel Rhebary Pereira European, Bastion Leall, Manuell 
Cal^ara, Joan Concenson Topasses be Entertaind soldiers in this Garrison, and 
Joan Pereira bee Discharg'd therefrom at his request. 

Henry Davenport read his stewards Acco* : for the month July last. 

Order'd that Gonsalva Pereira be Entertain'd in the Gunroom. 



There being a lusty Coffree to be sold at Publick Outcry, the Paymaster is- 
order'd to Buy him for the service of the West Coast. 



Pags 


1588 


19 


_ 


,j 


751 


25 


— 




10: 








^^ 


406 








^j 


29 


34 


_ 


M 


120 


2.=) 







311 


23 


_ 


^j 


1 


27 





„ 


108 


• 10 


40 




8 


— : 


— 




17 


8: 


40 




6: 


26: 


— 




— 


18 


— 


» 


34: 


6 : 


— 


Pag« 


3395 


:5: 


- 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1701 



-FORT ST. G^OBGE, 8EF1EMBEH 1701- 



[1-] 

Mocdum Nina Merchant, at Cuddalore having a ship from Quedda with three The Land 
Elephants fallen in with Policat, and not be able to gett up to him, bee Landed f^o^g™"". 
his Elephants and brought two hither and his ffactors sold 'era, on which there is belonging to 
due to the Company for Land Custom Pag' : 27 : 18 : but in consideration of the ^hfa t"be 
frequent services he has done the Company, and more particularly of late in the remitted for 
Business of Doud Cawn, when he lay near Fort S' : Davids, at which time hee *"'s°°<* 

,.,« „ fi'i •! ■■,■-, services to 

himself was at great Expence, for which reason wee unanimously remitt him the company. 
Land Custom of his Elephants and order'd that the Land Customer acts accord- 
ingly . 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFBANCis : Ellis. 

Tho : "Wright. 

M : Kmpson. 

'rnoM® : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

By ifreuch Cossids, received Generall Letter from Bengali dated the l6"': 2d 
April last, inclosing copy of another the 7"" : ditto, being [what] have been before 
received. 

Ship Bone Viago Mahomud Noqueda saild for Pegu. 5 

Att a Consultation Saturday 

gXH 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : Pkesident & Goveen" : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell, 

The Warehousekeeper is ordered to Etnbale Two thousand Peices salam- 2000 pa : 
pores Midling brown for Europe. Sa^mporea 

brown to be 
embaled. 

There offering another lusty Coffree to sale for Twenty five Pagodas, the Coffree to be 
Paymaster is order'd to Buy him for the service of the West Coast. foTthe wt: 

Vinoatty Chittee offering at the rate of 16| w^eighty Dollars ■^ Ten Pagodas [13 chests] 
for Thirteen chests Duckatoons, the Warehousekeeper is order'd to deliver him '^„'/^'!fj'r^''f 
the same. of lej dous : 

-# 10 Fags : 

Resolved that sloop Expedition be Dispatchd by the IS**": Instant for the Expedition 
West Coast and Notes accordingly affixt to give Notice, that what ffreight Goods i?i,'ratoh'd 
offers may be received on board. [to] 

■^ Wt : Coast 

& liberty to 
[ . . . ] 
Goods. 

Order'd that Thomas Williams Boatswain of sloop Expedition be Discharg'd Bnatawain of 
at his request, and that three months Impress be advfinc'd to the Master and Expertition 
men belonging to said sloop and what wages rJue be paid off. be discharg'd 

[3 months"" 
Impress to be 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper Lade on board sloop Expedition for the cioth 4 ' 
West Coast, 16 bales Long Cloth N" : 5 and four bales salampores N" : 4. to'b^fient' 

to tho Wt I 

The Mary Sloop (being a large Long Boat built upon wdth six brass Rantac- f T''''^'°°p 
kers [sic]) offering to be sold for Pag' : 262 : 20 : 3 : and they advise from the West for ti.e°w ^^ 
Coast their want of sucli a Vessell, It is resolved that she be bought and sent in Coa8^(S!8ent 
company with the Expedition sloop, and that notice be gfiven for liberty of 

L 



82 Hecordfi of Fort 8t. George 



ig to a List 
produced. 



[6™J FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1701 

ffreighting on her. That James ffin[ch] Sherwin Entertain'd Master be allowed Pay 
from tbe '^"'° : Instant, lie having had charge of her since that time ; Thomas 
Stevens be Entertain'd Mate, with Six Lascars and one Tandell, and that three 
months Impress be advanc'd to them as usuall. 
stores to be Order'd that the severall stores be provided for the West Coast according to 

^e° w*"^ '^^"'^ a List now drawn out, and sent f sloops Expedition and Mary, and what cannot 
Coast accord- be got ready to be sent "^ Advice frigat. 

The following is order'd to be affixed at the severall Gates translated in the 
Porta guez Language Viz* : 
PnbUck Sloops Expedition and Mary Thomas Hoiinson and James ffinch Sherwin 

of enomi'i°a°e- '^^stcrs, being the 15"' : Instant bound for York Fort on the Coast of Sumatra 
mentiol "[•••] declared by Gov'' : & Counoill, that what Portuguez who are will- 
^"ez who^are ^^S *^ proceed [ . . ] souldicrs thither, shall have all manner of accommodation 
willing to for Transportation of themselves and ffamilies, and for Encouragement of such, 
^Td-^**^ that there bee allowed Two Pagodas '^9' mensem upon their arrival, 

ye : Wt : 
Coast. 

European Order'd that Thomas Stevens be Discharg'd the Gunroom at his request. 

Diacharg d " ^ 

the Gun- 
room e at his 
request. 

Necessarys Xhe Paymaster is order'd to provide severall necessarys for the use of the 

d°eaforthe Hospitall as '^ List now deliver'd in, being absolutely wanted. 

Hospitall. 

Estate of Ordcr'd that the Court of Admiralty pay into the R* : Hon''''' : Companys Cash, 

deed.; be ^' ^ the Estate of M'' : Richard Darley deceasVl, that it may be remitted home to his 
remiuodto relations in England. 
^ Tho : Pitt. 

FFRANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Emi-son. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 

6 deceived Generall Letter from Fort S': David dated the 3'' : Instant. 

Received Generall Letter from Metchlep"" : dated 22*^ : past, adviseing of 
Twenty five Oxen Load of fine Goods belonging to the Hon*'*' : Company being 
seiz'd by a Polligar and carried into his own Country and about the like quantity 
of the new Company's Goods, both amounting to near [20,000]. 

Monday Att a Consultation 

8th 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govfrn" : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Tho : Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Letters Generall Letters from Fort S' : David da*^ed the 3'' . Instant, and from Met- 

reaT*^ culep"" : dated 22** : August last, both read. 

The Accot:^ The President read his Acco' : of the R' ; Hon : Companys Cash for the month 

OaBh^for'"'' ' of August last, Ballauce being Pa,g' : [(33, 253]. 

August, read. 

storeket-pers M' : Francis Bett Storekeeper read liis Acco" : for the month July last, and 

pays into the R*: H : Comp'': Cash Four hundred Pagodas for stores sold. 



Acoot :for 
July mo : 
re!id& Pags: 
400 p.iid into 
Cash fur 
etorf B sold. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1701 83 



Saturday 

18TH 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1701 j-g^^-, 

M"": Francis Bett Rentall Greneral pays into tlie K* : Bon'''*: Comp^: Cash Pass:50o 
Pive hundred Pagodas on Acco' : Quit Rents. calh on° 

Accot : Quit 

Order'd that Paul Pereira Topaz and Peter Hooluff be Bntertain'd soldiers in Soldiers 

this Garrison. entertain'd. 

Whereas by our last Consultation 'twas resolved that the Mary sloop be storpsfor 
bought for the use of the West Coast, Tis now order'd the storekeeper provides to^beproX 
what stores necessary to Equip her out. ded. 

Order'd that William Price aud David Lee be Discharg'd the Gunroom, they V'°'^°'yi^ 
being Bntertain'd on board sloop Expedition for the West Coast. th^inif- 

Ti -r. room. 

HO : Pitt. 

i'FEANcis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Ship S™ : Mareia belonging to Coja Phanoose saild for Pegu. 9 

Ship Bone Russon Simon Rodrigues Pilot saild for Pegu, 
Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S' : David of this date. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Pbksidrnt & Govern": 
Francis Ellis Thom^ : Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom* : Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Agreed that John Salmon, Tho : Elliot and Henry Watson soldiers, proceed 1,,^^^ g^i. 
upon sloop Expedition for the West Coast, and that three months Pay be diersfor 
advanc'd to them. Coast^' '' 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M"" : Thomas Marshall Paymaster p^ ^ . looo 
for defraying charges Garrison. 

William Lewis a soldier in this Garrison who came out upon the Anna, in 
which ship he headed a Mutiny, which had like to have proved fatall, kill'd 
Thomas [ . . . ]a serjant in this Garrison on the S"* : [ • . . ]1700; 
whereupon hee was committed [to] Prison and has often since Petition'd for his 
Tryall, or that wee would send him to England or the West-Coast. But wee ""^ 
considering that hee is a factious, Turbulent fellow, and may (if he be acquitted 
on his Tryall) occasion some trouble by seduceing men to run away or otherwise, 
wee have resolved that he be sent for England by the Dutchess, and with him 
the Jiidge Advocates Examinations of wittnesses against him, 

Tho : Pitt. 

ffrancis Ellis. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom" : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Ship Bombay Merchant John Tyler Com'' : arrived from Bombay, by which 15 
came M' : Daniel du Bois Passenger, and the following Generall Letters received 



order'd ye : 


Payrar : 


Wm : Lewis 


soldier for 


1.18 kiUiDg 


another to 



Vizi; 



From Surat dated 18*'' : April ■) 

From Ditto „ 10''':May [l701, 

From Bombay „ 15*'': Aug'. ) 



l1 



84 



Rerords of Fnrt Si. George 



[15th] 



Tuesday 



A Doctor 
entcrtain'd 
for[P]ry. 
among. 

To unload 
the Co;rip3': 
Goods on 
board the 
Bombay 
Mercht : 



lORT ST. GBuRilM, SEfTEilBEE 1701- 



and the severall papers mention'd, only Invoice for a bale salloes and Garden 
seeds. 

Received Overland Geuerall Letter from the Cheif and Councill at Metchle- 
patam dated the 5*'' : Instant, incloseing Copy of another sent ^ Madrass 
Pinnace dated 29"' : past m" ; The formei- advises that the Goods belonging to 
our and the new Company (noted in this Diary of the 6*'' : Ins' :) seiz'd by the 
PoUigar, were releas'd upon the cost of about Two hundred Rupees given by the 
MercJiants. 

AtT a CoNSTJLTA'riON 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern^: 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Kmpfon Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 
Generall Letters to York Fort dated the 12*^ : and to [PJryaraong the IS'*" 
Instant read & approved. From Su rat dated 18'"°: April, another dated 10"" 
May and from Bombay dated IS"* : August last, from Metchlepatam dated 29"' 
August and another the o"" : Ins' : all read. 

Order'd that John Thomas Lourence Godinho and Antonio de Andrade 
be enterf* : soldiers for the "West Coast, and Ignatio de Flor and Pasqual de 
Sousa in this Garrison. 

There being great want of a Chiruvgeon at [PJryamong, its order'd that 
FraD[cis] Collier be Entertain'd to go over "^ sloop Expedition at Five Pagodas ^ 
Mensem. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to unload such Goods as are aboard the 
Bombav Merchant, for the Hon''^^ : Corap' : Account. 



last. 



M"' : Matthew Em 
particulars "Viz' : 

To Castom on Goods Im|:orted & Exported 

To Custoni on Grain 

To Anchorage... 

To Tonnage 



Sea Customer read his Acco"* : for the month July 



Pa: 



931: 18: 

389 : 24 : 

79 : — • 

22: 8: 



Pags: 1372: 14: 63 



18 



24 

25th 



Tho : Pitt. 
rFRANcis Ellis. 
Tho : 'V\^EiGnT. 
M : Empson. 
Thom'* : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Sloops Expedition Thomas Hounson Masf : aTid Mary James ffinch Sherwin 
Master saild for the "West Coast, by whom sent Generall Letter dated 12"": 
Instant to the Deputy Govern"" : and Council of York Fort, and One to the 
Cheif and Councill of [P]ryamong dated the lo"" : ditto, &c" : papers as ^ list of 
the Pacquet. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David the 20"' : Instant &c* : papers 
as ^ List of the Pacquet. 

Received Generall Letter from Metchlep"' : dated the J 3"': Instant &c* : 
papers as ^^ List of the Pacquet, with a Watch belonging to the Codgee of that 
place sent to be mended. 



Diary aiid Consultation Book, 1701 85 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1701 

Att a Consultation Thdespat 

r25THj 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern" : 
FuANCis Ellis Tho : Wright 

Matt : Empson Tho : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 
M'" : Thomas "Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon'''*' : Companys Pa>s : 17000 
■Cash Seventeen thousand Pagodas on Acco' : of Silver and Goods sold, and M'' : ^^aVb^Ve 
Matthew hCmpson Sea Customer Two thousand Pag': on Acco' : Sea Customs. Warehouse- 

keeper and 
Pags : 2000 
by the Sea 
CpBtomr : 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster Pags : 1000 
for defraying charges Garrison. paw'the"^'' 

Payrai" : 

Generall Letter to the President and Councill at Bengali of this date, from ^^^^^g^^^"* 

Fort S* : David dated the 20*'^ : Instant & from Metchlepatam dated the 13*'^ : rea/.^" 
Instant, (fee" : papers in both Pacquets, all read. 

M"^ : John Meverell read his Land Custom Acco*° : for the month Auerust ^and Custom 

1 , . . 1 . , ° acootB : for 

last, particulars viz' : n,o : Augnet, 

Choultry Custom Pags . 1^0. ok . o . read & 

Ruble Brokers ... ... ... ... ... „ 

Registring Slaves _ ... ... ... ... ... „ 



: U9: 


25: 


24 


28: 


9 


53 


-: 


24: 




^:.178 


22 


77 



and pays into the R* : Hon*'''" : Companys Cash One hundred seventy One Pagodas Pags : 171 
on Acco* : Land Customs. l^'"^. ''"° , 

Oaah oa tha 

Order'd that Five hundred Pagodas be paid Paulo Ac" : Washers for cureing Pags : '500 to 
■the R' : Hon"'^ : Oomp= : Cloth. Wa'^h'e'^rr '' 

Order'd that Benjamin Hinton be Entertain'd in the Gunroom. Gunner 

Whereas the Deputy Governour and Councill at Bombay, have consigu'd to Goo^ds of Mr. 
the President and Councill of this Place and M'' : Daniel du Bois, sundry Goods '^'l^Bois's on 
on the Bombay Merchant, being part of w^hat was brought out of England, upon with"thT 
a Contract between the Hon''''*: Company and the said Daniel du Bois, particulars °°"'"'' •' ^''"^' 
of which appears as ^ Invoice. 

In Persuance of the Generall Presid' : & Councill at Surat their Lei ter 
dated the lO^*": May last, and copy of the Contract made in England with tlie 
Company, It is order'd that the Warehousekeeper receive the (joods into his 
custody and put 'em in a Warehouse where M': du Bois may have free Egress & 
regress for the disposeing of them, and as they are disposed of, the money to be 
Deposited in the Warehousekeepers hands till the 910£:y': 2'': (being what ^he°Con*i 
remains due to the Company) be satisfied, unless M"" : du Bois gives security for bo satisfi 
the said sum, that then the Warehousekeeper shall be ordered to deliver the 
said Goods. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFKANois Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Mkverell. 
Ship Bombay Merchant John Tyler Commander saild for Bengali, by whom 26 
sent Generall Letter to President Beard &c" : Councill of yesterdays date. 
Dispatch'd Overland Generall L(;tter to Fort S* : David of this date. 



from 


Bomljiiy. 


Said (ioodsto 


be kept, by 


ye : Ware- 


honsekeeper, 


till the 


remaindei- 


due on the 



86 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1701- 



[Octoker] 
Friday 



Aocot : "ash 
for Sep'' ; 
mo : read. 
A peice of 
ground 
belonging to 
the Gumpa : 
sold for 100 
Pags : 
Pags . lOOO 
paid for 
Charges 
Garrison. 
Sea Custom 
Accots ; for 
the mo : 
August, read. 



Eeceived Generall Letter from Metchlep"" : dated the 17'*': Instant, cheifly 
to inclose a paper and Protest sent our Cheif and Council by M"" : John Pitt the 
new Comp' : President there, about Lewis de Paz and his servants being in our 
ffactory at Metchlepatam. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt: President and Goveenour 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell. 

The President read his Acco* : of the R' : Hon''''' : Companys Cash for the 
month Sep': last, Ballance being Pag^ : 79824 : 23 : 1. 

Pasquall de Grass pays into the K* : H : C : Cash One hundred Pagodas,, 
being for a Peice of Ground belonging to them sold him, standing in the Black 
Town, for which a Deed is order'd to be drawn up to be sign'd by us. 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M*" : Thomas Marshall Pay- 
master for defraying charges Garrison. 

M' : Matthew Empson Sea Customer read his Acco'^: for the month August 
last, particulars viz' : 

To Custom on Goods Imported & Exported Pag^ : 910 : 26 : 33 

To Custom on Grain „ 576:26:— 

To Anchorage ... ... ... ... ... ... „ 90: — : — 

To Salvage „ 8: 34:— 



M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymas ter read his . Acco 



Paymrs : 

Aooot?:for jg^g^;^ particulars viz' 



Pag' : 1583 


: 14: 


33 


co*^ : for the 


month August 


... Pag»: 


1448: 


7 




35: 


9 


„ 


2 


28 


... „ 


229: 


16 


... ,, 


4 


18 




5: 


23 




31: 


30 


... „ 


49 


30 


Pag- 


2252 


12 



G-nnner 
entertain'd. 
PagB : 250 
paid into 
Cash for on( 
years wine 
Licence. 
Letter & 
other papori 
from Met- 
chlepatam, 
read. 

Warehouse 
Accot : for 
Angt : read. 



Charges Garrison 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Merchandize 
Charges Diet 
Fort S* : David 
Charges Extraordinary 
West Coast ... 
Fortifycations & Repairs 



Order'd that Isaac George be Entertain'd in the Guni'oom crew. 

Peter des Pominare for Acco* : of William Proby pays into the R* : Hon'''^ r 
Comp' : Cash Two hundred & fifty Pagodas, being for one year[3] wine Licence 
ending the 26"' : March last. 

Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 17*: past, with a Paper &• 
Protest from M'' : John Pitt the new Comp^ : President at Metchlepatam to our 
Cheif & Councill there, all read. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper read his Acco*^ : for the month 
August last. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFRANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom'' : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 



Diary and Gunsnltation Book, 1701 



Monday 

Qth 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1701 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & G-oveenour 
Francis Ellis Thomas A¥eight 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the E* : Hon'''^ : Comp' : Pag« toco 
Cash Six thousand Pagodas for silver & Goods sold, and Four hundred sixty casVby'the 
two Pagodas, being for Torn & turn'd out cloth sold at Outcry of the old Warehouse- 
Contract, for which the Joint Stock Merchants are order'd to have credit. ^^^^"^.t^i 

for Torn & 
turn'd out 
cloth. 

The Ministers and Church wardens by their Petition now deliver'd and The Minist- 
Enter'd after this Consultation, requesting that a peice of ground belonging to ^"rden^'""''* 
tlie Hon''''' : Comp" : adjoining to the Church house may be sold them, to make request to 
said house Teaantable, w'^'' : ground wee are satisfied may be well spared, being ofjoround^ 
of little use. It is order'd that Mess": Wright & Marshall make a surveigh & 
report the Value. 

The Accomptant is order'd to draw out the Acco* : of the last half years The Aooot : 
salary due to the Hon''^'': Comp' : Servants ending the 29*'' : September last. drL^wn out.'' 

Order'd that One Chest of Wose Water be sent to Fort S' : David by a ^°^^ ''^t^^" 
Country boat bound thi[ther] . % \\^t -. 

David. 
Gunner 
entertain' d. 
Some 
Accots : in 



Order'd that Joseph Ilorton be Bntertain'd in the Gunroom Crew. 

The Accomptant produceing three Journall parcells relating to Acco* 



books order'd 



Differences, Sea Customers Acco* : and John Stylemans Credit, the same is ^^^; 
order'd to be clear'd for the reasons therein given. to"be%:ea.r'c 

Our Joint Stock Merchants having lately liad some Differences amongst the'joint 
themselves about their Acco'" : as is pretended, also that they have had great '^'""'■^ 
Losses by their former contracts, some of 'em have refused to be concern'd in retae'ilg to 
a new One, upon which Serapa the Cheif Merchant has been order'd to get carry on a 
other Merchants in their room; and this day brought some of 'em before us raoZ others 
for our approbation, some of which were refused and others order'd to be '■° '"' 
brought in their room, but Serapa told us that the Merchants who had left ""~°'^''^'^'' ' 
■em, made so great a noise about their Losses, that it deter'd others from 
comeing in, and there was no way to bring in more Merchants but by first 
agreeing upon j"" : Prices, w"'' : wee consented to and in order thereto, order'd 
all the Musters to be brought before us and the Merch*** : to attend tomorrow 
morning. 

Tho: [Pitt]. 

FFRANOIS [KlLIs]. 

Thom' : [Wrioht]. 
M : Empson 
Thom' : Marshall. 
Ati' a Consultation. John Meveeell. m 

7r„ 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Governoue 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thom*': Marshall 

John Meverell. 
The Warehousekeeper is order'd to deliver Eleven hundred Rupees to the ^ups : j loo 
Champitells Gomasters for defraying some charges at the MoguUs Court, and the for^ditvlt-i, 



Records of Fort St. George 



[7lH] 



charges at 
the Mo-nlls 
Camp: 
Peiaia 

Liqnoi s Ac* : 
to be bo' : <k 
a Prenent 
thereof to be 
made up for 
the Nabob. 
Pags . 500 
advancM for 
the Black 
Town Wall 
&oa : 
The Joiat 
StooK Meroh. 
ants treated 
about a new 
Contract. 



JfOliT 6'T. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1701 

Paymaster to Buy some Persia Liquors and ffruits at Outcry, out of wkich it's 
likewise order'd that a propper Present be made up and sent to Nabob Doud Cawn. 



Order'd that Five hundred Pagodas be advanc'd to M'' 
defraying charges of the Black Town Wall & Works. 



Thomas Marshall for 



The Joint Stock Merchants attending thi.-; morning to Treat upon a new- 
Contract and in order thereto view'd the Musters, w"*" : in Generall being very 
good, would have had all new made. They also laid before us the present cir- 
cumstances of affairs ; that cotton was very dear, and great Investments made by 
all Europeans on this Coast, in so much, that tho the weavers made the cloth never 
so bad, there was some body to Buy it, which would occasion their not being able- 
to keep up to Muster, and that unless wee advance Twenty five '^Cent on the 
last contract, they eould not undertake itt, to which the President & Councill 
answer'd that it was more for the Oompanys advantage to return 'em their money 
and offer'd 'em Five '^ Cent advance upon the Musters of last year, and gave 'em 
till Tomorrow to consider of itt. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFEANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom=: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



This Petition 
should have 
been enter'd 
after Con- 
snltn : of the 
6th: 



To the Hon=^= : Thomas Pitt Esa' : 

President & Gov^ : or Fort S^ : Georgb 

(fec*^ : AND TO the Gentlemen of Councill. 

The Hum"'' : Petition of Ministers and Churchwardens of the Parish of S* : 
Maries in Fort S* : George. 

Sheweth. 

That the Church house both in the first building, and in some additions made 
to it since, hath stood the Church in a considf^rable sura of money, but is still 
hardly Tenantable for want of Yard Room for a Kitchin, Godowns and other 
outhouses, necessary to render it a convenient Dwelling. 

And it further sheweth, That there is a peice of Ground of the R' : Hon'''^ : 
Companys, adjoining to the said house, which might serve for the conveniencys 
aforemention'd, and is of little use to the Company, and stands seperated from all 
other grounds and Building of theirs by a very high wall with Battlement. 

Wee therefore make it our humble request to your Hon' : &c* : that you will 
be pleased to sell the said peice of ground to the Church, for which wee aro 
willincr to pay such a sum of money ns the Cheif Builders in the Place (upon a 
surveigh taken of it) shall judge it to be worth, and wee humbly conceive, that as 
your disposeing of said ground will be of great advantage to the Church, so it will 
ioe no detriment to the Company, and your Petitioners (as in duty bound) shall 
ever pray. 

Dated in Fort S' : George the y : October 1701. 



Diary and O&nsidtatinn Booh, 1701 89 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1701- 



out, I 
call'd in & 
new coin'di 



Att a Consultation Wednes- 

day 
F resent [8™] 

Thomas Pitt Peesident & Goveenoub 
Thomas Whight 

Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

M"": Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper read his Acco'' : for the month warehouBe 
September last. sep" ■ read. 

Order'd that four Chests of silver in Ingotts be sold Raraachundra at the rate 4Ci»e8t8 
of 16-| weighty Dollars for Ten Pagodas. leiDon: 

for Ten 

Pags : 

The Merchants again this day attended about a new Contract, who insisted six f Cent 
still upon 25 ^ Cent, without which as the Nature of affairs are at present, and tbI1ast*con°." 
the quantity of Goods that wee expect, It is impossible for 'em to comply ; Wee '^^^<^^, provi- 
now offer'd 'em Six "^cent, provided, they would expediate the Investment Me^rcbts; 
and undertake for Two hundred thousand Pag': so gave 'em time to consider wod: under- 

P • , , take for 

01 Itt. 200000 

Pags : but 
they insist on 
25. 

Wee having great complaints, that the stamp on the Copper Cash was worn The stamp 

out, in so much that they would not pass in the Market wliich being a great copperdftsi- 

greivance to the Poor, it is unanimously agreed and order'd, that the Paymaster being worn 
receive them all in, & deliver 'em to the Mintmaster to be new coin'd. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFRANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Ship Advice frigat William Redhead Com'' : arrived from Bengali late this 8 
Night, and after ten a clock, the Captain came ashore with the Pacquet, 
containing their Gen" • Letter dated the 4*'' : & 13"^ : August last &c* : papers as 
^ List. 

Also arrived ship Dutchess Hugh Raymond Comander from Vizagapatam, 
Madap" : and Metchlepatam with Pacquets from each ffactory, containing their 
General Letters &c* : papers according to the respective List[s]. 

Att a Consultation Thuesdat 

9th 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goteenour 
Francis Ellis Tfomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Tho' : Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Generall Letter from Bengali dated the \5^^ : May last received via Vizaga- Letters 
patam, and another dated the 4*'": & 12*: August p ship Advice frigat : from '"«<=«''e'J. 
Vizagapatam dated kS"': Aug' : last, I'rom Metchlepatam dated 2'' : Instant, and 
from Madapollam dated the 2-J*'' : & 27*'' : September &c* : papers in each Pacquet, 
read. 



90 



Records of Fort St. George 



Full Kenti- 
lage of salt- 
petre to be 
sent on board 
ye: 

Datohess. 
The Bengml 
stores to be 
unloadoa from 
ye : Advice 
fr'gat, her 
Kentilage of 
SuU-petr? to 
be continued 
on board & 
Red- wood to 
be sent off. 
The bales 
from ye : NO : 
ern factory s 
to be conti- 
nued on ye : 
Dutches for 
England 
[Except] only 
some few for 
inspection <fc 
washing, 



FORT ST. GEOBaH, OGTOBUB 1701 

Order'd tkat the Wareliousekeeper Traverse from ship Advice frigat on 

cwt. qrs. lb. 

board y*^ : Dutchess 634 bags of salfc-petre poiz 905 : 2 : 24 beiag with what before 
ship'd in fall of her Kentilage, and that the Wheat, Wax and remainder of the 
sait-petre be unloaden from the Advice frigat, reserving 290 bags the amount of 
her Charterparty allowance, and that her proportion of redwood be sent off with 
all expedition, to expediate her Dispatch to Fort S* : David, for the taking in such 
bales there, formerly order'd to be put ou board for the West Coast. 



Its likewise order'd, that wha*} bales brought from the Northern ffactorys ^ 
ship Dutchess be continued on board for England, except the following for our 
inspection and washing Viz' : 



Vizagapatam 



L C N« 
S A O N" 
S B B N° 



PBB N° 



1. Long Cloth ordinary 
. ]. Salampores ordinary 
. A. Strip'd Betteelas Brown , 

B. Ditto 

C. Ditto 

D- Ditto 

T. Ditto 

A A. Plain Betteelas brown . 

A. Ditto 

B. Ditto 



bale. 

1 

1 
18 
17 
10 



Prom Metchlepatam 



SF. No 

L. F. 

DMF. 

OB. 

DG. 

[E] 

[ - ] 



3. Salampores fine 
2. Long Cloth fine 
\. Dimities fine ... 

1. Oringall Betteela's 

2. Golcondah Betteelas .. 
2. Uomalls Saucerguntys 
2. Ron: alls Bengali 



Metchlepatam 
bill for 400 pa: 
order'd to bn 



Pagi : 100 
paid into 
Cash by M'' 
Eraser 
deposite 
fand] why. 



From Madapollam 

L F C. N" 2. Long Clatli fine 
G S 1. Gingham Sheets 

SFA 2. Salampores fine 

1. Scarlet 



Order'd that Four hundred Pagodas be paid M"^ : Richard Foquetf, being for 
one Bill of Exchange drawn by the Cheif & Councill of Metchlepatam dated the 
2^ : Instant. 

Wee having acquainted M"' : Will : Fraser with a Paragraph of the Hon'''® : 
Comp^ : Letter by this last years shipping r4ateing to One hundred Pagodas Miss- 
ing of Fifty thous'' : Pagodas sent to Bengali "^ ship Orange while he was Ware- 
housekeeper which they ordsr to recover with Interest on the same, whereupon he 
has deliver'd a Paper enter'd after this Consultation, and pays as a Deposite One 
hundred Pagodas till the Comp* : further pleasure be known therein. 

Tho t Pitt. 
FFRANois Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Bmpson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Mevebell. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1701 91 



-FORT ST. GEOBQE, OCTOBER 1701 [Qth] 



The Hon^i-e ; Thomas Pitt Esq'' : President & 

GOVEKNOUE OF FoET S'' : GrBORGE &0* : CcUNCILL. 

The R* : Hon''''': Company in their Generall Jjetfcer by the Advice frigat 
demand of me the paynient of Pag' : One hundred so long ago found short in 
Bengali of what ought to be received from the ship Orange with Interest on the 
same, in case I do not make it evidently plain to Yo'' : Hon"" : &c'' : where the same 
ought to fix, concerning which I have long since given a full answer, as may be 
found enter'd in the begining of Fort 8': George copy book of Letters received 
commencing January IG'-'f to which I humbly referr, and with submission I think 
no man ought to be accountable for any more than what can be proved he received 
and in my case, there is neither any receipt or proofe that the sum of Pag' : Fifty 
thousat;d was received by those who brought the same to my chamber to be chested 
up, w'='': was done in the presence of severalls now Living and then imediately 
ship'd off. But not to [inc'rupt] yo"" : Hon'' : Ac^'* : affairs of greater importance, I 
am willing for the present to deliver into the R* : Hon'''^ : Comp^ : Cash Pag^ : One 
hundred [as] a Ueposite to remain there, untill the R' : Hon'''^ : Comp'' : further 
pleasure in this matter be known. I am with all respect. 

Hon'^'^ : &c^ : 
Yo' : Hon" : &c* : most hum''''' : Serv" : 

Fort S' : George 
28*'': August 1701. William rE[AaBR]. 



Dispatche'd Generall Letter to Fort S': David of this date, pressing 'em to qth 
gett re^dy the Two hundred bales for the Advice frigat, who is to call there in her 
way to the West Coast. 



Att a Consultation Friday 

10th 

Present 

Thomas PrrT : President &Goeenour 
^EA^OIs Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson .Tho : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

The Warehousekeeper is ord^rd forthwith, to Lade ship Dutches, for England, Dutoh^es to 
proportioning the fine and course Goods, and send off the West Coast pepper England! 
i-eceived "^ sloop Expedition as the Comander calls for it. 

Ordt-r'd that Peter Cotcheen be Entertain'd a soldier for the "West Coast, Topans enter- 

tain'd soldier 
for the West 
Coast. 

M' : Thomas Marshall pays into the R* : Hon'"<= : Comp^ : cash Pag' : 1973 : 18: Pag ■ 1978 s 
71 : beincr the Ballance of M' : Richard Darley deceas'd his Estate in the Am!o/''° 
Admiralty Court, and delivers us such papers belonging to him, which are EiohdjOariey 
order'd to be remitted for England, and likewise acquaints us, that there is Estat'epd: 
some part of his Estate in the hands of M'' : Nath' : Eyton at [P]ryamong, but into cash from 
the amount he knows not. Ooart^Tihi 

his papers. 

(>rder'd that Paul Tiffany Soldier be Discharg'd, and have leave to go for [a] soldier 



92 



Records of Fort St. Oeorgc 



[10^ 



The Morchts 
treated on a 
new 

Con<ratt, 
but, conld 
come to no 
agreement. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE. OCTOBER 1701- 



Wee had this day the Merchants again before us, but could come to no 
agreement, they insisting on unreasonable [terms]. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFRANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Maeshall. 
John Mevjerell. 



ReceiYed Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 



Instant. 



SATtTKDAY 
IITH 



A Coffree to 
be bousht 
for the West 
Coast. 
Letter from 
Fort 6* : 
navid read ; 
& two bills of 
Exchii : is 
order'd to be 
paid. 

Mr : Danl : 
du Boia mads 
storekeeper. 



A peice of 
ground sold 
the Ministers 
& Church- 
"Wardens for 
75 pags ; 

The Merohts ; 
attended a 
New 

Contract, but 
nothing done. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern^: 
Francis Ellis Thomas "Weight 

Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Mbveeell. 

There ofPering a Coffree to be sold for twenty five Pagodas, the Paymaster 
is orderd to Buy it for the West Coast. 

Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 7''' : Instant, read, which 
adviseing of two billa Exchange drawn on us for Four thousand Pagodas pay- 
able to Sunca Rama, the same is order'd to be Paid. 



M': Daniel du Bois being arrived from Bombay, and the 15'^: Paragraph 
of the Hon''^<= : Comp' : Letter dated the 20* : November 1(599, now read whicli 
mentions their having Entertaiu'd him a sen' : merchant. It is therefore ordered 
that he be appointed storekeeper, to take charge at the end of this month. 

Mess"^ : Wright and Marshall having view'd the ground and Buildings 
adjoining to the CoUedge, which the Ministers and Church Wardens Petition'd 
us to be sold 'em, in order to make a house belonging to the Church Tenant- 
able, they .report the value seventy five Pagodas, which is agreed to be sold 
'em, and the Attorney Generall order'd to draw a conveyance accordingly. 

The Merchants appear'd before us according to order, but still insisted 
upon the same unreasonable terms. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFRANCIS EtLIS. 

Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meyerell. 



TUKSDAT 

14™ 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern^ : 
Thomas Wright Thom' : Marshall 

Matthew Empson 

John Meyerell. 



Generall Letter to Metchlepatam of this date read and approved. 
The Merchants according to 6rder attended this day 



Letter to 

Metchlepm : 

read. 

Tlie Merchta : 

rednopd their \ongr Debate, they reduced their former demands to fifteen 

ormer, ° •' 



with whom having a 
'jQ cent, to whom wee 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1701 93 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1701 [li^'^] 

offer'd eight fine Oringall Betteelas, fine Long Cloth, fine Salampores & Moorees 55'^"cen"r!'' 
excepted, or six 'f Cent round, but came to no agreement. but cod : 

'^ come to no 

ThO : Pitt. agreemt : 

FFEANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M ; Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Metchlep'" : of yesterdays date. 15 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 1 1* : Instant Ac" : 16^" 
papers mention'd. 

Att a Consultation Thursday 

[16^] 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveenoue 
Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom^: Marshall 

John Meverell 
M" : Ellis. Indisposed. 

Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 11*'' : Listant, read. Letter from 

Fort St : 
David read. 

Order'd that two Candy of Bees Wax be sent to Fort S' : David 3Q the t«o Candy 

'' " Wax to be 

Advice frigat sent to Fort 

St : David. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to cause Two hundred bags salt-petre to be ?''^° g'^?/^''®'^ 
traversed from the Advice frigat on board ship Dutchess more than her Charter- pefre more 
party proportion, as '^ the Comanders request enter'd next after this consultation. ^p° "j"' 

be Laden 
on ye : 

The Storekeeper is order'd to sell at Outcry such sword blades received '^ Sword blades 
Advice frigat from England, being fit only for the Moors and altogether improper uii'sarHsoa 
for the Garrison. to be sold at 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid Sunca Rama, being for one bill Port si : 
of Exchange drawn by the Dep'' : Gov-" : Ac" : Councill of Fort S' : David dated ^^J'f^^^'' J. 
the 9*'^ : Instant. order'd to be 

The Aocomptant delivers in the Accompt of the last half years salary due to Theiast iiaif 
the R* : Hon''''' : Comp" : Servants in this place ending the 29*" : September last, y'^'^" ^^'^•^■'y 
amounting to Pag'': 1138 : 01 : 5 which is order'd to be paid. CoLp°3 : ^ 

servants 
Order'd to 
be paid. 

The Joint Stock Merchants still insisting upon unreasonable terms and the '^^^ »''' 
time of year growing late for the making provision for the Bedford, wee sent for off"ring'°° 
all the eminent Merchants in Town to propose to 'em the undertakeing a Contract, reasonable 
who wo'^ : not engage for more than Fifty-thousand Pagodas, and to bring in but '°""° 
a small part of it before the departure of the Bedford, and would come to no price, 
referring all to what the others should agree for, nor would thoy undertake the 
whole Investment. 

Tflo : Pitt. 

FFBANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M. Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 



terms, others 



94 



Records of Fort St. George 



|;16th] — FONT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1701 

To THE floN^''= : Thomas Pttt Esq" : 

Peksident & GovERNOUB (feC : Council. 

HON^^'': S«: &o^: 

I request your Hon^''^ : &c" : will be pleased to order aboard Ship Dutchess 
Two hundred bags of salt-petre more than raention'd in Charterparty for the 
making her sailworthy. 

Fort S* : George J 6*'^ : October ] 701. Hugh Raymond. 

17 Beceived Generall Letter from S'' : John Gayer, President Colt & Councill 

at Sarat dated 27* : August last, adviseing that hj means of S"' : William Norris 
the new Comp^ : Ambassador and his Accomplices, Sundry [ . . .] are 
stirred up to accuse them (at the Kings court of Piracie) for which reason their 
Guards are yet round the ffactory. 



SATDRrAY 

18th 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



Letters reed ; 
& Beat, read. 



The old & 
new Merohts; 
appear'd 
about a 
Contract, 
but did 
nothing. 



Thomas Pitt President & Goveen" : 
Thomas Wright Thom* : Maeshall 
Matthew Empson John Meverell 

Generall Letter from S'" : John Gayer, President & Councill at Sarat dated 
27*'' : Aug* ; last, read, and Generall Letter to tlie Dep-^ : Gov' : of Fort S* : David 
of this date, read & approv'd. 

The old and new Merchants were again this day before us, which tended to no 
other purpose than to spend time. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFRANCis Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 



18 



19 



Dispatch'd Generall Letter to the Dep'": Gov"" : of Fort S*: David of this date, 
recommending him to make choice of one other of Councill and proceed with all 
the vigour imaginable for the procury of about Ten-thousand [pieces] Calicoes 
offer'd by a private hand on the terras with the Joint Stock Merchants, to be 
brought in secretly. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the 15* : Instant. 



Monday 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveknotje 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thom ° : Marshall 
John Meveeell. 

Fort St i Generall Letter from ffort S* : David dated the 15*'' : Instant, read. 

David Letter 
receivM read. 

Stores &oa : Ordered that the Severall stores and necessarys ready, pi'ovided for tne West 

onye^'AdWoe Coast be Laden on the Advice frigat, with what Dollars propper are prooureable. 

f.igat for y" : 
Wt : Coast. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1701 96 



FORT ST. GEOBOH, OCTOBER 1701 [20th] 

M'' : Matthew Binpson Sea Customer, pays into the R* : Hon''''" : Corap' : Cash Pags : 1500 
Fifteen hundred Pagodas on that Account and Pag** : 711: 20: 4 being for ^^j,Von° 
ffreight of the Josia Ketch from Bengali. Accot ■. sea 

Customs & 
Pags : 711: 
20 : 4. as 
freight of 
ye ; Josiah 
Ketch. 

The Warehousekeeper acquainting us, that M'': du Bois was often sending ^^^^uf'^^t 
for Goods out of the Warehouse, which lay there for a Deposite, till he had satis- ot "Eifgiand in 
fied the Contract with the Company in England, which [we] believe he can't comply ^[;°."'^T' 
with till the Goods are sold, and whereas the Company by their Jietters have comp^ : & 
order'd him his station in the Couucill or next to it, which intitles him to the f^be'deiivd" 
Employ of storekeeper, so that he has a considerable amo* : committed to his care, him fordis- 
which induces us to come to this resolution, that all the Goods brought with him p"s«*ii- 
from Bombay be deliver'd to him for disposeall, and the Warehousekeeper is 
accordingly order'd to deliver them. 

Wee had the old and new Merchants before us in relation to the Contract, but The old & 
to as little purpose as formerly. The new wo'" : not make any price, but refer ^^J^.(.his. 
themselves to what was done by the old, who insist upon unreascmable terms, but wtitnotbe 
declin'd much on what they formerly demanded. Co°i«raot,*hut 



There also came before us (without any notice or Summons from y : Presid' :) six of the old 
six of the Chittees who had deserted Serapa &c* : that were in the last contract, Me°chts° 
and notwithstanding the President had us' d his utmost endeavours himself and who refuse 
importun'd them by others, yet he could not prevail with 'em to be concern'd in wth^serapa, 
another Contract, but now they offer'd to contract themselves at J 2 "^ Cent offer to make 
Advances, the consideration of which is defer'd till Tomorrow. mlnt'.^"^ 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFEANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weioht. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



Att a Consultation Wednes- 

Present " -^no 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveen" : 
M^ : 'fHOMAs Weight M" : Matt : Empson 

Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Generall Letter to the Deputy Gov'' : &c^ : Councill at York Fort of yester- Letter to 
<3ays date read & approved. York Fort, 

M'': Thomas Wright Warehousekeep'' : Ac" appointed delivers in their Report in 



riting ot 
oz. cwt. gr. 
7 



report of the short weight of five chests Gold received from England "^ ships 

oz. owt. gr. 

Dutchess, Bedford and Phoenix being 7 6 6 which A ceo* : is orderd to be f^ort weight 
remitted to the Company. Gofd'irom' 

England, 



96 



Records of Port St. Oeorge 



[22ND] 

Fags : 400 
adranc'd to 
je : Piiinter, 
A" Invest- 
ment tor 
170000 
Pags : & 
upwards 
with the old 
Merchts ; at 
6 '^^ Ct : 
advance 



23 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1701 

Order'd that Four hundred Pagodas be further advanc'd to Temanah &c*j 
Painters for Painting of Fine Moorees. 

This day the Merchants attended, when after some debate with Serapa &c* : 
he agreed with us for the whole Investment (provided wee contracted with no 
others) at Six "^ Cent advance round, upon the Prices of the former Contract to 
the arao' : of one hundred Seventy thousand Pagodas and upward, and the reasons 
of our agreeing with him are, that the others would not agree for the whole 
Contract, and whereas if wee should make more than one sett of Merchants, 
't would occasion y® : Rise of Goods in the Country and great division and atrifs 
amongst tliera, the ill consequence whereof would fall wholly on the Hon'^'^ : 
Company. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFEANcis Elms. 

Tho : Wkight. 

M : Bmpson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



Received Generall Letter from Fort S' 
Hon'^'^: Comp^: both dated the 18"^ : Instant. 



David with their Letter to the 



Thuesday 
23ri> 



read. 
Propper 
Guns to fitt 
two field 
CarnageH 
fo.- ye : Wt : 
Coast to be 
boughs. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern" : 
Francis Ellis Matthew Bmpson 

Thomas Wright Thomas Marshall 

John Meveeell, 

Generall Letter from Fort S* : David to us with their Letter to the Hon'''^ r 
Company both dated the 18* : Instant, read. 

There being two field Carriages made for the West Coast and the Hon''^" : 
Company having no small Guns fitting, the Paym'' : is order'd to Buy and send 
them '^ ship Advice frigat, 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFEANCIS Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Makshall. 
John Meveeell. 



Friday Att a Consultation 

24th 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern^ : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Maiiay The Mallay suspected to head a mutinous party at York Fort, who was some 

PriBoner to ygars past Sent hither, having been kept close Prisoner ever since, and it not 

be sent tor.-*-, ., . ~ ..-*■... to -iii 

St : Heiiena. being thought Convenient to return him again, it is agreed & ordered that he be 

sent ^(3 ship Dutchess to S' : Helena. 
oom^a^r ^' ' Generall Letter to the R* : Hon'''' : Company to be sent "f- ship Dutchess 

read. dated the 18"' : Instant read and approved. 



Diari/ and Considtafion Booh, 1701 



97 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1701- 



The Joint Stock Merchants having agreed in their last contract upon a i;ew 
Master of Betteelas of 50 & 40 Coveds, the former at 48 pag* : '^ Gorge and the 
latter at 41, which in regard to the finess of the cloth and the lengths thereof, 
wee are satisfied in our judgements, that they could not make itt for near that 
prices so that what thej have brought in, not comeing up to Muster, in favour of 
the Merchants, and for their encouragemen* : wee here order the Warehouse - 
keeper to take in N°. 1 & 2 as sorted, and return the lower number to the 
Jklercliants to be Disposed of. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FPRANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Wright. 

M. Empson. 

Thom® : MaeshaIL. 

John Mevkrell. 

The President and Councill met to peruse and sign the following General! 

Letters to be sent by the Advice ffrigat Viz* : 

To Fort S' : David \ t ^x,- a , ^ 

rr ii, -Dt Tj n a > 01 this date and 
To the R* : H : Gomp" : J 

To York Fort dated the 2P' : Instant 
which with Cap* : Redheads Dispatch, were all deliver'd him, and in the night 
she saild to fl'ort S' : David, from thence proceeds to the West Coast with two 
hundred bales to be put on board at the former place. 

Received Generall Letter from the Gheif and Councill at Metchlepatam dated 
the n**": Instant, with the severall papers as |p List. 



[24th] 

The 50 & 40 
Coveds 
Betteelas 
to lie taken 
in No : 1 & 
2 tli6: short 
of Muster & 
why. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Piit President and Governoue 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell. 
Order'd that Abraham Taylor be Entertain'd a soldier in this Garrison. 

Order'd that Five hundred Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges Garrison. 



11* : Instant &c* 



papers 



Soldier Euro- 
pean entertd: 
Pags : 500 
order'd ye : 
Paymr : for 
Garrison 
charges. 
Letter from 
Metchlepm ; 
&ca : read. 

Land Custom 
Accots : for 
ye : mo: Sep"": 
read and 



General! Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 
therew*'' : received, read. 

M'' : John Meverell read his Land Custom Acco*' : for the month September 
last, particulars Viz' ; — 

Choultry Custom P. 133:22:60 

Ruble Brokers .. „ 60 : 3-> : 60 

Registring Slaves ... ... ... .., „ 1:12: — ■ 

Pag": 195 : ■d\ : 80 

''^ : Comp' : Cash One hundred eightyeight Pagodas on Pags:i88 

Paid into 
Cash ou that 
Acoot : 

The Paymaster is order'd to Muster ship Dutchess's men and report the same, Paymr : to 
and the List of the Advice frigats Company, being twenty four persons, deliver'd Dutchess''"^ 
us Saturday last, but omitted to be sent by her to England, is order'd to be remit- men, and the 
ted ^ the Dutchess. t^:!^ 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. be s-nt for 

PFRANcrs Ellis. Thom' : Marshall. yeTDutlshLs. 

Tho : Weight. John Meverell. 



and pays into the R' 
that Account. 



98 



Records of Fort St. George. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1701- 



NOVEMBEE 
Isi 



Ship Pembrook frigat George Weoly Com'' : arrived from MadapoUara. 
The 28"' : in the afternoon it blew very hard at NNE' : and continued so all 
th 29^'' : and till the 3n^* : about noon, in squalls of rain aud great Gusts, when it 
coming about to tCast, brought in a large Sea, and Veering to the S. B*: the Wind 
Dulled and much rain fell all that night and this day, being mostly calm. 

To the Pembrook frigat no Boats could go off till this day, when upon their 
return, wee were advised that the Comander had been aboard the Kathern in 
Madapollam road, whicn arrived there as he was coming away, aud enquireing after 
news, were told, that she belonged to tlie new Oorap'' : and came from Kngland the 
latter end of April, that all preperations were makeing for a Warr with ffrance, 
being then in the Downes of English and Dutch, 125 men of warr, and the Parlia- 
ment endeavouring to Unite both the East India Companys. 

Little wind all last night and this day, but abundance of rain, which preven- 
ted sending off any Boats with bales on board the Dutchess, as also the three 
proceeding days. 

Dispatch'd the Presidents Letter to Nabob Doud Gawn at Arcott, with the 
Present of Europe and Persia Liquors with some fruits, as order'd in consultation 
the 7*'' : past month. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 28"' : Ultimo, with 
copy of their Consultations from the "^ m°: January last to the Seventh August, 
adviseing the Arriveall of the Advice frigat about one League to the 8° : ward of 
Cuddalore road. 

Eeceived Generall Letter from Fort S" : David dated the 30^'' : past and anothe^ 
of the 31*' : d" : adviseing of the late great rains and winds there, which corres- 
ponds with tlie weather wee have had here about that time, and the former mentions 
the Loss of the Advice frigat near Porto Novo, and the care they had taken to 
preserve y" : wreck and Corap^ : Goods from • the insolence of the Moors 
Government. 



Wednes- 
day [5th] 



Letters 
&ca : from 
Port St : 
David read. 

The Advice 
frigat being- 
lost in 
the Moore 
(Tovernment, 
Letters are 
wrote- away 
for a 
Perwanna 
to clear 
ye : same. 

Guimers 
cliscliar^;'d 
& one enter- 
tain'd. 



The Accot 
Cash for 
October 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitp President & Governoue 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wkight 

Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Meverei.l. 

Generall Letters [from Fort S* : David] dated the 28"' : 30*" : & 31^' : 
[ . . . ] all read : the two latter mentions y'' : misfortune of the Loss of the 
Advice frigat between Cuddalore and Porto Novo, in the late hard winds there, 
whereupon it's agreed the Presid* : immediately write away to the Nabob and 
Duan for their Perwanna, for clearing the wreck and what Goods saved, and also 
to Abdull Labby Gov'' : of Chellumbrura & Porto Novo, requesting his Assistance 
herein. 



Order'd that John Whatly, John Brown, William Starman, Benjamin Charles, 
Thomas Laston, John West, Dirick Rowlinson, Martin Hovendick & Cornelus 
Browne be Discharg'd the Gunroom at their request, and William Graverant be 
entertain'd therein. 

The President read his Acco* : of the E* : Hon'^''^ : Comp' : Cash for the 
month October last, Balance being Pag'* : 82309 : 26. 



Binry and C'omnltation Book, 1701 99 



y» : Tobacco 
& Beetle 



FORT ST. QEORdE, NOVEMtiliB 1701 [5th] 

Ponnagettee Narso &c" : Tobacco & Beetle ffarmers pays into the R*^^ : H : ^'^^^ ; ' 
Comp' : Cash Two thousand Pag' : on that Account. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFEANcis Ellis. '*^'"- 

Tho : Wright. 

M : EiMPsoN. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Mevebell. 

Late at night dispatch'd Generall Letter to Fort S* : David of this date, 5 
incloseing copy of the Advice frigats Invoice for their information of the Com- 
panys effects Laden hence for the West Coast and the Presidents Letter to 
Abdull Labby Gov"" : of Porto Novo (with its translate) to request his assistance 
in the preservation of the Wreck & Goods. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 3*^ : Instant, 7 
mentioning that they had saved all the treasure put on board the Advice frigal 
here for the West Coast, and hoped to do the like with the Stores & Goods. 

Bales being sent off sufficient to fill the Dutchess for England, and the weather 9 
growing very suspicious, the Govern'' : & Councill mett to peruse & sign y* : 
following Letters Viz* : 

To the Hon"'V Company dat'^: 18*": October 1 

To Dittos dafi; -i" : & P.S. the 9 Instant ; 1701. 

To y** : Dep^" : Gov'' : &c* : at S' : Hellena dated the 8 Instant, j 
which with the severall papers montiond ia the respective Lists, (except y" : 
Dutchess Invoice, which could not be drawn up time enough) were deliver'd Cap" : 
Raymond, with his Dispatch of this date at two a clock this afternoon, vrhen he 
imediately took Palankeen and went off about two miles to the N" : ward of 
the Fort, a boat being there ready, with verbal 1 orders to sail if he apprehended 
bad weather approaching. 

About 7 a clock last night the Dutchess Invoice being finished, it was with a 10 
small Letter to the Company seald and Directed to them, and the Abstract of y" : 
Invoice apart, send off by Cattamaran, which return'd ashore about 5 a clock this 
morning, wee beleive, without attempting to reach the Ship, the Comander by 
Note to the President dated after nine at night, signifying, that the wind fresh- 
ening at N": E* : and S key looking Greazy, he was then weighing Anchor, so 
conclude the ship Dutchess saild a small time after for England. 

Ship Pembrook frigat George Weoly Com' : saild on a trading Voyage for 
the Coasts of Affreck & India, by whom sent the Inv" : of ship Dutchess and 
abstract thereof, under two coverts both directed to the Hon*"'* : Company, with 
Orders that if they mett the Dutchess at sea or any other ships bound for 
England, Holland or Portugal to deliver them. 

Att a Consultation Monday 

lOlH 

Present 
Thomas Pitt President & Goveen" : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom' : Marshall 
John Meverell. 
The President pays into the R' : H. Comp' : cash One hundred & four Pag\= 'o* 
Pag" : being for permission of Passage of the following persons for England |l cash'°or 

ship Dutchess Viz* : pormiaaion 

^--.— — - of Passen- 



gers on ship 



John & Ann Trenchfeild Pa: hi 

Comillo Gozadino ... ... . . ... ... ... „ 26 Dntobess. 

Catherina ... ... ... ... ... ... ... „ 26 

Pa^: 104 



100 



Hacorch of Fort St. George 



[lO™] 

Pags : 2 
paiil into 
Cash on 
Aceo* : 
Passes 
for Mo : 
October. 
Pags : 1000 
paid out 
of Cash for 
Garrison 
Charges. 
Pags : 566 : 
24 . paid iuto 
Cash on the 
Arrao ffarm. 
Letters sent 
& rood : 
read. 



'FORT ST. GEOMGH, NOVEMBER 1701- 



Charles Burden Secretary read his Acco' : Fees for Passes for the month 
October last, and pays into the R* : Hon''"'': Comp' : Cash Two Pag" : their part. 



Order'd that One thousand Pag= : be paid M' ; Tho : Marshall Paymaster for 
defraying charges Garrison. 

Gruapah &c* : Arrac ffarmers pays into the R^ : H : Comp' : Cash Pag'': 566 : 
24 : on y* : Acco* . / 

Generall Letters to Vizagapatara & Bengali of this date read and approv'd 
and Letter from Fort S* : David, read. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFEANcis Ellis. 
Tho: Wkight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to ffort 8t : David, of this date advertiseing 'em 
to gett ready w* : Stores sav'd from the Advice frigat, wee intending a small vessell 
suddainly, to call there in her way to the West Coast. 



Tuesday 
1[th 



entertain d. 

A lar^e 
Invest loent 
made with 
the .loint 
stock 
Merchiints. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Pkesident & Govjen": 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Th(i : Maeshat.l 

John Meveeell. 

Order'd that Pasquall Ferrada & Antonio de Rozairo be enf* : soldiers in this 
Garrison. 

The investm* : agreed for y^ : 22"^ : past w"' : Serapa &c* : Jo: Stock Merch'" : 
was defer'd to be compleated till this day by reason the hurry of business wee 
were in to Dispatch the Dutchess the IP'ticulars of which is enf' : after this Con- 
sult" : when 'twas agreed that they should be paid Forty thousand Pag" : as part of 
the Investment and Tashereift as usuall only to Checca Serapa the Cheif Merch* : 
for the service he had done in procureing great quantitys of Goods for the Kino- 
William and Dutchesse, and to encourage him to do the like for the Bedford wee 
unanimously agreed to give him a Gold Chain and Medall that layby in the Ware- 
house to the Value of One hundred & seventeen Pagodas. 



'L'ho : Pitt. 

ffbancis El lis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M: Empson. 

Thom" : Makshall. 

John i\lEVEEELL. 
Aeticles ov Agehement & Conteact made in Fort S* : George this Eleventh 
day of November 1701 Between Thomas Pitt Esq"" : President &c" : Councill for 
affairs of the R* : Hon""": Knglish East huiia Company and under written Mer- 
chant.s, in behalf of themselve.? jointly and severally and the rest of the hundred 
share Merchants Viz* : Checca Serape, Nairo Verona, Checca Shevram. Arreapa 



Biarv and CovsuUation Book, 1701 



101 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1701- 



Ponnajettee Nai'so, Bccombrum Moodellj, Aunandee, Verdiia Mooteapa, Codundab 
Earn Chitty and Pegu Chinnia. 

The said Merchants do contract that they will provide for the R' : Hon'''': 
Comp* : the following quantitys and sorts of Goods to the amount of One hundred 
ninety six thousand, Two hundred eighty seven Pagodas & Eighteen fanams, to 
be sorted by the R' : Hon^''"" : Oomp^: Servants according to the Musters now 
produc'd & agreed upon, and at the following prices Viz* : 





C 


ovds : 


Pa: 


Pa. 


Fa. 


Long Cloth fine 


72 


,onz 2| b.o'i : 


61100 at 


T9: 


18 


Long Cloth Jliddling 


72 


^i 


3uO0 


43: 


16 


Long Cloth ordinary 


72 


n 


20000 


36: 


1 


Salampores Midling 


32 


^i 


24C.0O 


17 : 


17 


Salamporee tine 


32 


2i 


40U0 


;iO : 


26 


Moorees fine 


18 


n 


6000 


3P : 


5 


Moorees Ordinary 


20 


2i 


12000 


21 ; 


7 


Ginghams 


JO 


2i 


1500 


68 : 


32 


Betteelas 


50 


2 


10000 


39: 


7 


Ditto 


40 


2 


6000 


39 : 


7 


Beteelas Oringall 


32 


2 


9000 


74: 


7 


Betteelas Podavetz 


32 


2 


3000 


33 : 


13 


Succatoms fine 


40 


2 


lOCO 


74: 


7 




Peieea 


105600 





Pag. 



[2385 : 

[6516 : 

[36027 : 

[209tie. : 

[6144 : 

[114412 : 

[12719 : 

[5166 : 

[19597 : 

[11758 : 

[33387 : 

[5001 : 
[3009 



Page : 196287 



All which Goods are to be deliver'd, sorted and Embaled in Fort S' : George 
■on or before the tenth day of February Anno 170| and the Merchants in case of 
failure, are to forfeit Twenty five ^p Cent excepting only the impediments which 
shall unavoidably arise from Warr or the stops made by the Country Government 
and the President & Council! in case any such stops shall be made, do promise to 
use their endeavours for clearing tlie same. But the risgo and charges is under- 
stood to be the Merchants as usuall and for said Goods they are to pay Land 
Custom 1\ pCent and Dustore one 'f'Cent. 

The said President and Councill do Contract and promise to Pay the said 
Merchants the sum of Forty thousand Pagodas on the sealing hereof, and after- 
wards upon the delivery of any quantity of Cloth on this Contract, either at the 
Land Custom-house or ineasureing Godown, the like value in money then to be 
advanc'd and paid them (if required) and so continue such payments until the wliole 
contract is finished. 

And the said Merchants do further agree to make a Joint Stock of iLacuna in 
the original'] Pagodas, and lay a Moiety of the same at signing this Contract, and the 
other Moiety in one months time from the date hereof, In witness whereof the 
aforesaid Merchants have sett their hands [ & ] the Seal of their Joint Stock, 
and the [Governor] and Councill have sett their hands and the seal of the R' : 
Hon'"''^ : Company unto one other writing of the same Tenor & Date. 

Mem : The allowance to be cuttfrora N°. to N*\ of Long Cloth Ordinary Pag": 
\\ "^Corge and the rest as ^?' former Coiitiv-cls. 



[llTH] 



Signed and Seald 
in the presence 
of Cha : 
Bugden Sec''* : 



■T^cH) arsis' ;fc&»-»6a*; 

Cs 
=^ sow ,SM) o5W 6B) (^ . 



L'HEcnA Serapa. 

Naieo Veeona. 

CnECCA Sheveram. 

[Kama Razoo Gudda Hahiapi 

lVaeadamuthiapi'a.] 

[PONNAGUNTTT NaRASU.] 

[Bkambaeam.] 

[Annandai.] 
[Kothundarama Sktti.] 



102 



Records of Fort St. George 



[IITHJ 

12 
13 



Thursday 
13th 



drawn by the 
Compii : 
order'd 
to be paid . 
Topaz 
soldiers 
entert'l : 
Letters sent 
& reed : 
read. 
The ffort 
St : David 
bills order'd 
to be paid. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1701 

The Joint Stock. Merchants having sign'd the above Contract & being 
Tashereift, had at their going out the Choultry Gate, the usual complement of 
Guns fired. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 8"" : Instant, with 
a List of private Goods sav'd from the Advice frigats wreck. 

Received Generall Letter from Metehlepatam adviseing the death of M' :: 
John Foquet our Corapanys cheif there. 

i\TT A Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & Goveex'* : 

Fhancis Kllis Tuomas Wright 

Mathew Eafpson 

The Councill being duly suinon'd. 

M' : Thomas Wright presents ua a bill dated the 31"': Dec'": 1700 drawn by 
the Hon'''^ : Company for Pag': 389: 18: payable to W : Abraham Houblon,. 
and by him indors'd to Ursula O'Neal, w''' : is Order'd to be paid, altho no 
advice thereof received, being satisfied the signing to be Secretary Blackbornes. 

Order'd that Manuel Fernandes & Manue) Viera Portuguez be Entertain'd 
sold" : in this Garrison. 

Generall Letters to Metehlepatam & Madapollam of yesterdays date read and 
approv'd, also Letter from Fort S* : David of the 8*'' : Instant read. 

Order'd that Eight thousand Pagodas be paid the following persons, being 
for thx-ee bills of Exchange drawn by the Dep - - - - .,, » _ 

David Viz' : 

To M' : John Affleck for 

To Rackunda Chittee 

To Moota Linga Cliittee ... 



Gov"" : &c" : Oouncill of Fort S' 



Pa: 



Metchlepni 
Letter reod 
read. 

Metohlepm ; 
bill orderd 
to be paid. 



Tuesday 
18th 



Pags : 57300 

paid into 

Cash by the 

Mintmaster 

& 

Pags : 6000 

by ye ; 

Warehonse- 

keeper, for 

silver &ca : 

sold. 



Generall Letter from Metehlepatam dated the 29' 



Pag': 8000: 
October and Z^ 



Ins* r 



read. 

Order'd that Four thousand Pagodas be paid Kittee Narrain, being for One 
bill of Exchange drawn by the Cheif &.(f- : Couneill at Metchlep™ : dated the 28"' i 
Instant. 

Tho : Pitt, 

FFRANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 



Received Grenerall Letter from Fort S' 
Received Generall Letter from ffort S' 



David dated the 12"^ 
David dated the 13'" 



Instant. 
Instant. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
Thomas Pitt Peesident & Govern* : 
Francs Ellis Tho : Weight 

Matthew Empson Tho : Marshall 
The President as Mintmaster pays into the R' : IHon'''^ : Comp' : Cash Fifty- 
Seven thousand three hundred Pagodas, being on Acco* : Gold received from 
England coin'd in the Mint, and Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays in Six 
thousand Pag' : for Silver and Goods sold. 



Diary and Gousnitafion Book, 1701 103 



FOET ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1701 [18™] 

M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his Acco' : for the momli September locr'-'fo 
last, particulars Yiz* : Sepr :' mc 

CLarges Garrison Pa: 1340: 28: ^^^^^' 

Charges Cattle ^, 38 : 30 : — 

Charges Extraor dinar}' ... ... ... ... ... ^, 4: 4; 

Charges Diet „ 235: 13: — 

Charges Generall „ 391: 2: 

West Coast „ 508: 29: 

ffortifi cation & repairs ^, 24: 23: — 



Pag' : ... 2543: 21 



read, & 



M'" : Matthew Empson Sea Customer read his Acco' : for the montli Sentem- S^* 
ber last particulars Viz' : Accot: for 

To Custom on Goods Import" : & Kxported Pa: 924: 12: 48 Sept. 

To Custom on Grain ... ... ... ... ... ^^ 373: 15: 60 """ ' 

To Anchorage ... .. ... ... ... ... „ 85: — — 

To Acco' : ffreii;]it on y" : Josia Ketch ii. Bengali ... „ 711 : 20: (30 

Pag» : 2094: J2: 77 

and pays into the R* : Hon^'° : Corapauys Cash One thousand Pat'odas on that Pag";- looo 

account. Cash on that 

Acco*. 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper sells the Thirty bags of Bengali Wheat ]J|l''^u*^g*'t 
receiv'd f- the Advice frigat, it being not fitt for }" : use of the Garrison. fo?nB''e°tl'be 

sold. 

Order'd that Antonio de Roaairo and Manuel Parera be entertain'd soldiers Top?^ 
in this Garrison. entoTaia-d. 

Two Generall Letters from Fort b' : David, one dated the IS"": the other the Letters from 
13'Mnstant, read. g-'f^,. 

The stewards Acco": for the months of September and Octob^i- last were stewards 

1 Accots: for' 

. read. . Sepr ■. aud 

October 
read. 

The misfortune of the Advice frigat having disappointed our sending such To Carry 
recruits as necessary for the West Coast, besides wee having advis'd thither by Ad'vufes'^to 
[ . . . ] former conveyances that wee would send 'em the Ad vice frigat to fill up t'^e west 
w"' : Pepper which may induce 'em to keep a quantity by 'ein, so as not to imbrace posTibiTtV 
opportunity that may offer for freighting pepper for this port, the R' : Hon^''' : ^°^''^ ^^ 
Company having not advis'd this year that they intended any ship for the West ad^vicea t^ 
Coast and further wee having had late advices from the Coast of India of a Pirat T ■J'^.*"""" 
of great force being there, whicli is fear'd may go to Malacca, or lye about the Sfps, a"smaii 
Nicumbar Islands for the China Ships, of which there is One of the Hon''"'' : Com- ^°°V^ 
pauys and several others belonging to this port expected in January or February °°^ 
next, so that for the foregoing reasons wee have thought fitt to Buy of Cap* : 
Gostlin a small V essell the IMadrass Pinnace burthen about Twenty five Tons for 
Two hundred ninety seven Pag' : which is order'd imediately to be fitted and 
supply 'd with what stores she wants and forthwith dispatch'd to ffort S' : David, 
there to take in the Treasure and what else she 's able that was sav'd of the 
wreck & proceed imediately to York Fort, and if possible in her way thither, to 
fetch Acheen and send a Prow with a Racquet to Malacca, to precaution the 
China ships of what danger they are in from the Firats. 

Tflo: Pitt. 

FFBANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Emp<()n. 

Thom": M.ARSHALi. 



104 



Records of Fort St George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1701- 



19t 



Dispatcti'd ^ Pattamars the following Grenerall Letters with the severall 
papers therein mention'd, Viz* : 

To Metchlepatam dai" : 1 2"' : Instaut. 
To Madapollam „ d". date. 
To Vizagapatam „ lO'*" : d°. 
To Bengali „ 10^'': d°. 

The Madrass Pinnace sail'd for ffort S' : David by whom sent Generall Letter 
to the Dep^' : Gov'' : &c* : Councill there dated the I S**" : Instant, ordering 'em to 
Dispatch her for the West Coast, after having Loaden the Treasure &."'' : sav'd 
from the Advice frigat : Our Pacquet for York Fort containing General! Letter of 
the ] 8* : Instant &g^ : papers was also sent. 

Received Generall Letter from Madapoll'" : dated the 15''' Instant &c'' : papers 
inclosed, with two Musters of Long Cloth and Salampores ordinary. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 21''* : & 22'' : Instant, 
with the severall papers therein mention'd. 



Saturday 
29 



Mint Master 
paya into 
Cash 21000 
Pag3 : for 
Gold coin'd 
reod : from : 
England & 
recil : 3 mos : 
Acoots : 



Warehonee 
Acoo': for 
Octobr : 
read. 

B,efa[sje 
Flintware to 
be sold. 



Pepper paid 
for and also 
» Persian 



Thrsemotbs ; 
town oonioo- 
plye Duty 
order'd to be 
paid. 



AtT a CdNSDLTATION 

Present 

Thomas Pitt: President & Goveen^: 
PFEANCis Ellis Thom : Weight 

Matthew Empson 
Mess^^: Marshall & Meveeell at y": Mount, 

The President as Mintmaster pays into the R* : Hon'''* : Comp' : Cash Twenty 
one thousand Pag" : being on acco* : Gold received from England coin'd in the 
Mint, and read his Mint Acco*' : for months of July, August & September last, 
particulars Viz'< 
July 



To Custom on Gold 



Aug*: 



Sep-- 



To Custom on Gold 
To Custom on Silver 

To Custom on Gold 



Pa. 


144: 


13 : 40. 


Pa. 

Rup=; 


104: 
; 2,165: 


3: 60. 

7: — 


Pa. 


43: 


— : — 



M'' : Thomas Wright Warehonsekeeper read his Acco* : for the month 
October last. 

Order'd that what refu[s]e fflint ware unfit for Presents, be sold at Outcry. 



Order'd that Francisco Fa''nanda European & Salvador Midon and Francisco 
Demonte Topasses be entertain'd soldiers in this Garrison. 

Order'd that Pag' : 1 147 : n be paid the President, being for Can^ : 62 : lb. 24 : 
Papper at 18-| Pag' : f- Candy sent the R' : Hon''*'" : Comp" : 'f- ship Dutchess and 
two hundred Pag': be paid M"" : Gulston Addison for a Persian mare formerly 
bought for Nabob Doud Cawn. 

Generall Letters from ort S* : David dat" : the 21'* : & 22" : Instant, and 
from Madap*^ : dated the 15*'' : ditto, both read. Also Generall Letters to Surat 
and ffort S*: David both dat'': 27"' : Instant, read and approv'd, 

Orderd that twenty-five Pagodas be paid Wotta Linga, being for three 
months Town Conicoplys Duty ending the last October 170L 



Diary and ConsuHotion Book, 1701 



105 



■FOBT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1701- 



[29THJ 



M"" : Francis Bett Storekeeper being sick sent up his Acco*** : for the months 
August, September and October last by M"' : Wigmore, which were all read 
and pays into the R' : Hon'"^ : Companys Cash Pag' : 202 : 1-t : 1, being 
the Ballance of the Storekeepers Acco'^ : ending the ultimo October last, and 
Pays on Acco* : Quit Rent five hundred Pagodas: 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFRANOIS ElLTS. 

Tho : WfiiGBr. 
M : Emi'SON. 

Ati a Consultation 
Present : 

Thomas Pitt President & Govern^ : 
Francis Ellis. Thomas Weighj' 

Matthew Empson. Thu : Marshall 

John Mevrrklt.. 



Storekeepers 
accots. ; for 9 
months read 
& 

the Ballance 
of ye : 
btjrekeepra, 
Accot: 
erding 
Octobpr, paid 
and 600 pags. 
on Auco' : 
Quit rents. 



Dechmbbr 

TUKSDAT 

2hd 



Order'd that Fifteen hundred Pagodas be paid M 
master for defrajang charges Garrison. 

Order'd that some Liquors be sent Nabob Dow'd Cawn h 



Thomas Alarahdl Pay- 
having desired it. 



.. Pa 


1277: 


7 


•• 


38; 


15 




17: 


31 


>■> 


320: 




>, 


6 : 


26 


)' 


1 : 


24 


» 


374 : 


23 




415 : 


34 


•• » 


27: 


17 


Pag: 


247P; 


11* 



W : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his Acco'' : for the month October 
last particulars Viz' : 

Oliarg-es Garrison ... ... ~ 

Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary 
Charii'es Diet 
Port St : David ... 
Acco' : FVesent ... 
Charges Generall 
West Coast 
ffortifi cations and Repairs 



Addition to ffort S'. David Gen" : Letter of yesterdays date and to Metchle- 
patam of this date, also the Presidents Letter to Nabob Dowd Cawii and Duan 
for clearing the Advice frigats wreck, all read and approv'd. 

Order'd that Thoraa Ferara be entertain'd soldier in this Garrison. 

Kittee Narrain produceing an Acco* : E^pences at Metchlep'" : on his last 
Expedition thither. Amounting to Pag' : 100": 24i, The Ballance being fans : 24^ 
is order'd to be paid him and fifty Pagodas as a Gratuity, in consideration of his 
good services to the northward & dureing the time Dowd Cawn was here last. 

Tho : Pitt. 
ppEANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom'^ : Maeshall. 
John Meverell. 
Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 28*'' : past &c" : 
papers as ^ List of the pacquet. 

Dispatch'd ^ Pattamars y" : two following Generall Letters with the severall 
papers mention'd to be inclos'd Viz* : 
p-1 



Fag. 1500 
paid ye ; 
Payuinr : 
Liqnors to be 
sent ye : 
Nabab. 
Paymasters 
accot : for 
Ootr read. 



TopaBs 
soldier 
eniertti. 

Tl.o Ball: 
of Kitteei 
Narraina 
Accot : pail 
and a Gra-' 
tnity of 50 
pii,i?s : for 
his good 
soivioes. 



106 



Records of Fori. St. Qforge 



Wednes- 
day 10th 



Letters 
received 
read. 

Fonr billB of 
Exoha : from 
Fort S* : 
David 

order'd to be 
paid. 



■^ FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1701 

To Rurat dated 27*": past & 

To ffort S* : David 27 d" : & 1)-'^° : Ins* : 

Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Metchlep" : dated the 2" : Instant. 

Received Generall liotter from Anjen,2:o dated the 13"^: November 1701 &c* : 
papers inclos'd, amongst which was copy of three clauses Surat Generall Letter to 
Bombay dated 23'' : September last, advertizeino: 'em to be upon their Guard, it 
being thought the Moors hath design on that Island, for the Loss of some ships 
lately robd by Pirats belonging to Surat. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 3* : Instant. 

Arr A Consultation 

Vresent 

Thomas Pitt Presidbnt & Govern" : 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson 

John Mevekkll. 

Generall Letters from Fort S* : David dat'' : the 28*'' : past and 3'' : Ins* : 
&c* : papers read. 

Order'd that Pagodas Eleven thousand six hundred be paid, being for four 
bills of Bxch" : drawn by the Deputy Govern' : &c* : Councill of Fort S* : David 
advis'd in the above two Letters Viz* : 



To John Affleck for 

To Sunca Rama 

To Arna Chellum 

To Moota Linga Chittee 



Pag 2500 
1100 
4000 
4000 

Pag^: 11600 



Au.ieugo 
Genii . 
Letter &ca : 
read. 

The Acoot : 
Ca8h& 
Secretarys 
Acoot: Fees 
for Passes 
for NoT»: 
M" : read 
PagB ; 8000 
paid into 
Cush for 
Silvo- & 
Goods sold 
pa. fa. 
and 314:35: 
ca. 

2: forOali- 
coes sold 
bolonoing to 



Generall Letter from Anjengo dated the IS**": past read, with the severall 
copy clauses Surat Generall Letters to Bombay intimateing the siddies design 
upon the Island. 

The Presidents Acco* : of the R* : H: Comp'': Cash for last month read, 
Ballance being Pag' : 114817 : 26 : 5 and Charles Bugden Sec^' : read his Acco* : 
Fees for Passes for last mo"' : and pays into the R' : Hon'''^ : Comp' : Cash Pag^ : 
2 : 24 their part. 

M"' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R* : Hon'''^ : Corapanys 
Cash, Eight thousand Pagodas on Acco': Silver and Goods sold and Pag'': 314 : 
35 : 2 for Turn'd out and Torn cloth sold at Outcry, for w*"' : the Joint Stock 
Merchants are order'd to have credit. 



Chan's. 
The Washers 
to pay for 
Cloth burnt 
& lost by 
them. 
The Jo: 
StooK .Mer- 
chls : aooo*s: 
for Novr , 
mo . adjas- 



Whereas the Washers hath burnt twelve peices Vizagapatam Betteelas, the 
same is order'd to be Sold, and the Loss thereon charg'd to their Accounts, also a 
peice they have lost. 

The Joint Stock Merchants appears before us, and declares their Acco*' : are 
adjusted for last month on the present contract. 



Diary and Consultation Book^ 1701 107 

FORT ST. GUORGU, DECEMBER 1701 [IQth] 

M"" : Thomas Wright Warehousekeep'' : read his Acco'' : for the raonth warehonse 

Novemb- last _ --'//e^a'd. 

Whereas at this time here's a great scarcity of Madrass Pagodas, and our No Goods to 

Merchants declareing that no others are of use to 'era in the Country for the tho^wlw'^e^ 

carrying on the Comp' : Investments. As also for what Goods that have of late housekeeper 

been bought out of the Comp' : Godowns, there has been no Pagodas of this place j^aVrTss 

rec"^ : in Payment thereof, so that what received are in a manner useless, wherefore Pags : & 

to prevent the inconveniencies that must needs attend the Comp'' : affairs by '^^^' 
receiving any others than Madrass, Tevenapatam & Allumgeer Pagodas, wee think 

fitt and do hereby order, that the Warehousekeeper sells no Goods out of the '^^^^^^^ ^. 

Companys Godown, but such as shall be paid for in Madrass Pagodas. And 'tis Toth^rs 

further agreed, that the President Examines the Companys Cash, and that what ^'''^^''gVht^f* 

Tevenapatam Pagodas or any others that are equall in Matt & weight to be^fted 

Madrass Pagodas, that he puts 'em in the Mint to be coin'd into Pagodas of this ^"i'™^* 

place. Madrass 

Pags: 

The Joint Stock Merchants urging this day very much their want of money P^gs: 3000 
for that what they had before received, was very near all advanc'd to the Weavers bepL the 
to engage 'em in their Service, so that unless wee supply'd 'em with consider- Joint stook 
able sums this month and next, 'twould be impossible for 'em to provide so great 
a quantity of Cloth, as wee shall need for the Loading of the Bedford, 
wherefore 'tis Unanimously Agreed that the President pays Thirty thousand Pago- 
das in further part of their Contract dated ll"" : Nov'' : last. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFEANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M. Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Ship Rubie Zachary Stilgo Master arrived from Batavia and Acheeu. n 

Dispatch' d Generall Letter to ffort S': David of yesterdays date. 12 

Received Generall Letter from Vizagapatam dated 24*'' : November last &c* : 
papers. 

M'': Berry Purser of the Advice frigat arriv'd Overland from ffort S* : David, 13 
by whom rec'd Genei^all Letter from the Dep'' : Govern'' : &c'' : Council dated 10"' : 
Instant. 

Last night M'' : ffrancis Bett Died, and was this night buried, and M' : 10 
Wigmore being left his Trustee, was order'd to take care of the Rentall Generall 
& Scavengers Rmploys to the end of this month. 
. Dispatch'd Generall Letter to Anjengo dated the IS*"": Instant. 17 

f Dispatch'd "f" Pattamars the following Generall Letters with all papers as "^ I8 
List of the Pacqaets Viz' : 

To ffort S' : David dat. l-V" : Instant. 

Metchlepatam '] 

Vizagapatam )■ ... ... daf' : 17 d° . 

Bengali J 

Received Generall Letter from Metchlep" : dated the 6: Instant &c* : papers 20 
as "^ List. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 5"': & 17"": 21 
Instant, and the other papers inclosed as "^ List. 



lOd 



Records of Fort St. George 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1701- 



Wkdnbs- 
DIT 24^= 



Letters 
received & 
■ent read. 

Metohle- 
patam & 
Sort St : 
David bills 
drawn 
hither to be 
paid. 

Persona ent<J : 
in ye : Q-nn- 

Money paid 
into Cash on 
eeverall 
Aooo*8. 



Pags : 1500 
to be pd : 
ye : Paymr. 
Ke-eiamina- 
tiou of Mr : 
Sowdons 
West Coast 
aocots : to 
be made. 
Acoot : Cloth 
sold at 
Outcry be- 
longing to 
ys : Joint 
stock 
Merch*s : 
adjusted. 
Stewards 
aooots : for 
Novr : road. 
Land Custom 
Aocots : for 
Ocotb"^ : 
& Novr : 
read. 



A.1T A Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt President & OtOVERnour 
Fbancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthkw Bmpson 'I'hom' : Marshall 

John Meveeicll. 

Generall Letters from Metchlepatam dated the 6''^ : from Madapollam dated' 
the 2"^: and from ffort S' : David dated the 15*^: &17"': Instant read, also to 
Metchlepatam & ffort S' : David of this date, both read and approved. 

Order'd that One hundred fifty-five Pag** : be paid the President, being for 
One bill of Exchange drawn bv the Clieif &c* : Coancill at Metchlepatam dated the 
8"" : Instant and Five thousand Pagodas be paid Sola Chittee, being for One bill 
of Exchange drawn by the Dep*' : Govern'': &c'"- : Counoill of Port S*: David dated 
the 1 6"" : Instant. 

Order'd that Andrew Holland & Ptob' : Carey be entertain'd in the Gunroom. 

The President as Mintmaster pays into the IV: Hon''''': Companys Cash 
Fourteen thousand seven hundred Pagodas on Acco* : Gold received from England 
coin'd in the Mint here ; and Gruapa &g^ : [Arrac] ffarmers Two hundred eighty- 
three Pag^ : & twelve fanams on that account ; and Ponnagettee Narso &c* : 
Tobacco & Beetle ffarmers pays One thousand Pagodas on that account. 

Order'd that Fifteen hundred Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Pay- 
master for defraying charges Garrison. 

M'' : James Sowdon having deliver'd in a paper, setting forth the reasons why 
he is wrong charg'd Four Hundred sixty Dollars in his acco* : stated by Mess'° : 
ffleetwood and Butterfeild at the West Coast, which paper is deliver'd Mess" : 
Ellis and Marshall for their ^Examination and they order'd to report the same. 

The Warehousekeeper delivers in an acco' : Currant of Torn and turn'd out 
Cloth sold at Outcry belonging to the Joint Stock Merchants, the Bal lance standing 
out uncollected being Pag' : 316 : 3 : 3'J which acco* : having been deliver'd to 
Serapa Ac" : for their examination, do now report it to be right and ap|)roves 
the same, the said Ballance being for Cloth bought by themselves. 

The Steward read his Acco*' : for the mo*'' : November last. 



M" : John Meverell read his Land Custom acco' 
November last, particulars Viz' : 

October. Choultry Custom 
Ruble Brokers 
Registring Slaves 



November. Choultry Custom 
Ruble Brokers 
Registring Slaves 



for the month October and- 



Pag=: 105 

21 

1 


34 

3 

12 


44 
4 


PagB : 128 : 


13 


48 


Pags : 65 : 
23 

Pag» : 88 : 


2 

21 

- 8 

32 


60 

57 

37 



Watchman Augerapa Naigue our Watchman dying the 29*'' : October last, there has 

leMed' ^^^"^ been great application by Letters from severall Poligars to us in the behalf of 



Naigue, who contended severall years for the place with y* : deceas'd 
watchman, but finding upon enquiry, 'twas not his right, besides having murder- 
ed some Inhabitants of this place, he was rejected, and Whereas the late deceas'd 
watchman has left a son an Infant, who upon enquiry of the most knowings 



I' Diary and Consultation Bvolc, 1701 109 

^ FUET ST. GEORGS, DUCIIMBER 1701 

Inhabitants of this place say, that the Infant has the right of succession, so that [24th] 
to prevent any more application to us, and fearing thatTiniapa Naigue may pro- 
cure the Nabobs Perwanna, which may occasion disputes between the Govern- 
ment anrl us, wee have thought fitt to grant our Cowle to the Infant, dureing 
whose Minority his Uncle Tegapa Naigue is to officiate and to be Cheif Watchman 
of this place, and accordingly 'tis agreed that the Infant be Tasherift with the 
usuall cerimony and a Cowle drawn out as enter'd next after this Consultation. 

The Kentall Generall and Scavenger Employs being vacant by the late death Tte Eentaii 
of IVl'' : Francis Bett, wee have agreed to confer the same on M'' : Charles Bugden so^^'^ngera"'^ 
rin consideration he has been Secretary some time, that being an Employ of con- Employs let- 
:Siderable fatigue and little or noe Perquisites belonging to it. *'*'^' 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFKANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thoju" : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

A COWLB GIVEN BY THE Hon"" : ThOMAS PitT EsQ,^ : 

Presipent and Gov'' : op Fokt S* . Geoege &c^ : Ogdncill to Koonugoeee 
Pedde Naigue Son to Koonugoeee Angeeapa Naigue Lately DioEASED. 

Whereas your ffather bemg lately Deceas'd, who was Watchman of this 
Town and You (as wee are inform'd) being his son, to whom the right of that 
office Depends, but in consideration of your Infancy, (dureing which), wee con- 
stitute & appoint your Uncle Tegapa Naigue to officiate for you as Watchman 
of this city of Madi-ass and the liberties thereof on the following terms, and to 
be accountable to you for which Duties he shall collect dureing your Minority 
which shall terminate at the pleasure of the Governour andCouncill. 

That whereas formerly you kept but fifty Peons, .now you must keep One 
hundred good peons to watch this city and y" : liberties thei'eof, for prevention of 
robberies and other disorders, and for their maintenance, wee allow you the 
following Duties. 

That you shall have 18 Paddy feilds given you rent free. 

That out of every stack of Paddy, you shall have One bundle in the Ear 
and One Tombe of Grain. 

That out of what Grain soever grows within the bounds of the Town, you 
shall be allowed six measures out of every Collome. 

That the ffishermen shall pay you 325 fanams p annum. 

That those that buy fish and carry out of Town, shall pay o>it of every fanams 
worth 4 cash. 

That out of every Draught of fish, you shall be allowed Ten fish. 

That for fishing in the river, shall be allowed you ten fanams ^ annum. 

That for what Goods is brought in the Choultry, the Company receives 1 
fan, 36 Cash out of every Pagoda for Custom, shall be allowed you 16 Cash TO 
Pagoda. 

That for what Paddy and Rice shall be brought into the Town on Oxen, out 
of every great bag shall be allowed you f of a small measure, and out of every 
small bag ^ small measure. 

That out of every small bag of Rice or Paddy that shall be brought by any 
Cooley into the Town, shall be allowed 1/6 part of small measure. 

The all Oylemen shall allow you every time they fill their Mill 1/6 part of a 
small measure of Oyle. 

That out of every 20000 Beetle Nuts, you shall be allowed thirty. 

'fhat out of every Maund of Pepper, you shall be allowed [ ■ • • ] Cash. 

IL'hat out of every shop that sells beetle, shall be allowed you one beetle .N'utt, 
■three Leaves One bunch Tobacco. 



110 



Becorch of Furt St. Geurge 



[24tHj 

Accepted. 
Bat if the 
Goods 
brought 
in by ye : 
Europe 
ChriBtiana or 
Armenians. 



-FORT ST. GHORGH, DECEMBER 1701- 



That every Vessell that arrives, shall allow you five fanaras. 
That every Boat Laden with firewood, shall allow you two fanams;. 
That you shall be allowed for one Pagoda Custom of all sorts of Goods- 
brought into Town and carried out 6 Cash, the Company s Goods and all European 
Christians & j*^ : Armenians shall be sold to any others who ought to pay the 
Pedde Naigue Duty and be by them carried out of Town, you shall receive six 
Cash for every Pagoda. 

But for what Eice, Paddy &c^ : shall be del"* : by us to any Merchant, You 
are not to receive any Custom for that. 

: Town excepting Christians and the old 
shall pay you ^ annum three fanams for- 
i smaller and one fanam for tho smallest of 



Inhabitants of y" 
to the Company, 
; Two fanams for 



That all the 
servants belonging 
every gieat house 
all, 

The Hundred Peons aformentioned, shall be employed for the security and 
peace of this City as the Governour or the Govern'' : & Council shall think 
fitting. If the Gov'' : shall go abroad, you shall procure 100 Peons to accompany 
him. Also, if occasion require you shall provide 200 Peons to go upon such 
Employment as wee shall send them, and you are to allow them four days Batty, 
but in case we shall employ them longer than four days,- we are to give them 
Batty. 

If any Goods belonging to the R' : H : Comp' : shall be stolen from the 
Washers, or if any Inhabitants house or Godown, of whom you receive your 
Duties shall be robb'd, then you shall make satisfaction for what is [lost] or pro- 
duce the person or persons that committed the robbery and if any person deli- 
ver'd by us into your custody shall make his escape, that you shall pay the Debt. 

Timapa Naigue having murdered severall of our Inhabitants, has forfeited 
his right to those allowances formerly [given] him by your Grand-father, but you 
are to give the same allowances to his son, that your Grand-father gave to 
Timapa. 

And as an acknowledgement that you hold your place from and under the R' : 
Hon''''' : Company, you shall bring us in every year. Twelve head of Dear in their- 
season and twelve wild hogs in their season. 

{Four pages in the original are torn). 



INDEX 



Abdula Cawn. 20. 

Abdull Lnbby, 68, 98, 99. 

Abeilnego, ^9. 

Acheen, 1, 6, 7, 23, 35, 74, 103, 107. 

Addison, Galston, 104. 

Advice, 29, 30. 31, 39, 41, 42, 45, 47-fO, 52, 54, 

5?, 82, 89-91, 93, 94, 9t;-I00, J02-105, 107. 
Affleck, John, 42, 44, 45, 51, 72, 7.^, 76, 102, 106. 
Affreck, 99. 
Ahamad Syde, 48. 
Allee B"x, 74. 
AUix, James, 53. 
AlphoQBO, Don Gosper, 37. 
Alwartee, Beague, 6. 
Aaierjnhn, 76 

Amood (Ahmud, Homud), 65. 
Araud Tire, 61. 
Ancaoali, 23. 
Aiigerappa \aigne, 108. 
Anjengo, 38, 106, 107. 
Aiijou.=, Michael, 37. 
A7ina, 8.5. 

Annau.lee, (Anandai), 101. 
Araccan, 31. 
Arcott, 1, 3-6, 98. 
Arna Chellum, 106. 
Artoon, 4 9. 
Assed Cawn, 16, 63. 
Audney, Nicholas, 13. 



Balnsore, 8, 

Barker, IHcliAri^, 22. 

Barkham, Ldwaid, 76. 

Batavia, 15, 107. 

Bates, Elias, 38. 

Beard, 32, 85. 

Bediord, 49-.52, 51-56, 02, 69-73, 75, 77, 78, 93, 

95, 100, 107. 
Bell, Edward, 20. 
Bencoolen, 16. 
Bengali, 7, 8, 11, 18, 20, 22, 26, 32, 33, 35, 30, .38, 

39, 42, 48-52, 54, b\ 58, 71, 72,73, 77, 78, 80, 

81, 85, 89, ^0, 95, 100, 103, 104, 107. 
Benjamin, 17, 2.5, 29. 
Berlu, John, 35,47,62. 
Berry, 107. 
Betfc, Francis, 16, 26, 33, 74, 76, 62, 83, 104, 107, 

109. 
Black Town, 14, 23, 31, 40, 61, 64, 86, 88. 
Blackbornes, 102. 
Blacket., James, 55. 
Blackwel!, Richard, 23. 
Bloorae, Frederick, 18, 'il. 
Bombay, 31, 32, 42, 52, 8.3-85, 92, 9.>, 106. 
Bombaii Merc'iant, 83-85. 
Bo'ne Ventura, 43. 
Bone Eusson, 83. 
Bo«« Viugo, 29, 81. 
Bune Voyage, 3L. 
Boomypollam, 5. 
Botchu Chitfcee, 2, 21. 
Braddyall, John, 7, 12, 20. 
Braddyall, Roger, 13, 16, 20, 21. 
Bronco, Harman, 46. 
Browne, Cornelius, 41, 98. 



,48, 73,76, 100,101, 



Brown, John, 47, '.>S. 
Bugderi, Cl.arle.s, 20, J 

106, 109. 
Eiigden, Edmund, 79, 
Buikley, 46, 47. 
Hull, Ann, 54. __ 
Bull, I'honias, 71. 
Bull, William, 19, 21. 
Buttepfield, 108. 



Caldara, Manuel, 80. 

Calicut, 38. 

Cambsll, Alexander, 35. 

Canton, 18, 42, 4 I-, 45, 43, 51, 54. 

Cardoza, Ffrancisco, 1. 

Carey, Rnbt-rt, 1"8. 

CMrvMlIo, Matthew, 74. 

CatberiuM, 99. 

Celium (Sflium) Cawn, 13, 21, 75. 

Cfian-Jra Shacrum, 16. 

Chardin, 76. 

Ci'arles, Benjamin, 93. 

Cluirloy, Ed nurd, 49. 

Checca Serapa, 100. 

Checca ■'-hevram, 100. 

Chell.imbrum,41, 6S, 93. 

China, 3, 6, 7, 15, 18, 19, 24, 30, 42, 44, 46, 47- 
51, 53, 51, 6.5, 67, 103, 

Chinapatam, 6, 14. 
Chingee, 3. 

Cnoromandell, 1, 45, 48, 49. 

Cockroft, 76. 

Uodumbah, -JO. 

Codundah Ram Chitty, lOl. 

Coerse, JoliD, 15. 

C 'jatoofl, 43. 

Colenda Chittee, 21. 

Collastre Cliittee, 2. 

Collier, Francis, 8t. 

Cnraans, Direck, 31, 37. 

Commence, 38, M. 

Conimeei', 33, 34, 

Concenso'^, Joan, 80, 

Curnatta, 3. 

Cornelius, Simon, 17, 40. 

Coriee, Domingo, 6. 

C. tcbeen, Peter, 91. 

Coverapawke, 14. 

Cranwell, Robert, 35, 63. 

Cuddalore, 49, 81, i^8. 

Cutler, Arthur, 58, 59. 



1 Dancehorough, 24. 

I Danebui gh, 75. 

I Daniel, Janie^, 47. 

I Darley, Richard, 54, 82, 91. 

I Davenport, Henry, 25, 32, 52, 60, 80. 

Daver, Henry, 42, 

Davie, David, 20, 38, 

De Andrado, Antonio, 84. 

Dean, William, 2. 

Deas, Juan, 28. 

Deceise, John, 39. 

De Coasta, Antony, 53. 

De Flor, Ignatio, 64. 

De Goma, Emanuel, 15. 



112 



De Grass, Paeqaall, 86. 

Deigar, Diego, 58. 

Diegar, Domingo, 58. 

Deius, Antony, 28. 

Da Lamoose, Joseph, 25. 

De Moute, Francisco, 104. 

De Mount, Domingo, 36. 

De Mount, I'rancisco, 53. 

De I'az, Lewis, 8tj. 

De Rosairo, Antony (Antonio), 16, 47, ICO, 103. 

De Rosaii-o, Nobs Senborab, 26. 

De Rosario, Francisco, 21, 

De Rosario, Manuel (Emanuel), G, 15. 

De Rosario, Thome, 28. 

De Saa, Paulo, 79. 

De Silva Emanual, 74. 

De Sorza, Frhneisco, 58. 

De Sonsa, I'asqual, 84. 

De Soza, Joan, 79. 

De Soza, John, 56. 

Des Pommare, Peter, 13, 23, 86. 

Deus, Jacento, 58. 

Dobyns, Henry, 47, 76. 

Dolphin, 29, 42. 

Donkester, Edward, 16. 

Dorothy, 9. 19. 

Doud Cawn, 1, 3-6, 14, 16, 26, 33, 34, 41, 59, 

62—64, 73, 77, 81, 88, 98, 104, 105. 
Douglass, 38. 

Du Boi.s, Daniel, 83, 85, 92, 95. 
Dutchess, 49, 50-52, 55, 57, 62, 64, 66, 69, 78, 83, 

89—91, 93-100, 104. 



East India, 30. 

East India Company, 45, 51, 72, 98, 100. 

Eecambaram Mudelly, 101. 

Elliot, Thomas, 83. 

ElJis, Francis, 34, 60, 67, 72, 75, 108. 

Emoy, 7, 30. 

Empson, Matthew, 18, 25, 32, 34, 36, 43, 57, 70, 

72, 73, 75, 76, 84, 86, 86, 95, 103. 
Endeavour, 3S. 
England, 7, 11, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 29, 30, 42, 43, 

45, 47-51, 53-55, 70, 78, 82, 83, 85, 90, 91, 93, 

95, 98, 99, 104, 108. 
Eram Chittee, 26. 
Easad, 80. 

Europe, 7, 55, 56, 60-63, 66, 67, 81, 98. 
Eustace, James, 18. 
Evance, Sir Stephen, 30, 
Evans, Timothy, 32. 39. 
Exfedition, 74, 75, 78, 79, 81-84, 91. 
Eyes, Peter, 16. 
Eytoa, Nathaniel, 91. 
Eyre, Sir Charles, 10, 15. 



Fame, 11, 13, 15, 29. 
FarDier, Richard, 36. 
Farnando, Antonio, 75. 
Parnando, Francisco, 104. 
Ferara, TLoma, 105. 
Fereira, Andrew, 35. 
Fernandes, Manuel, 102. 
Ferrada, Pasquall, 100. 
Finsherwin, John, 47. 
Fleetwood, Charles, 21, 22, 



Fleetwood, Edward, 45, 49, 51. 



Foquett (Foqnet), John, 30, 102. 

Poquett, Richard, 90. 

Fort S*: David, 2, 3, 6, 7, 12-19, 21-24, 27-36, 
35-41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 50, 53, 55-58, 64, 65, 66, 
68, 69, 71-87, 90, 92-94, 96-100, 102-108. 

Fort S*: George, 5, 6, 12, 29. 30, 38, 39, 45, 48— 
51, 53, 54, 72, 73, 88, 91, 94, 100, 101, 109. 

Fort William, 7, 10, 26, 32. 

Fortune. 38. 

Fountain, John, 9. 

Fowke, Randolph, 20. 

France, 98. 

Fraser, Williams, 33, 90, 91. 

Fredwell, Samuel, 47. 

Freeman, Ralph, 21. 

Prewen, Stephen, 39, 76. 



Ganjam, 39. 

Gayer, S^: John, 20, 21, 38, 39, 79, 94. 

Genuala Abdeen, 39. 

George, Isaac, 86. 

Goa, 38. 

Godinbo, Lourence, 84. 

Gonsolvo, John, 23. 

Gonsalvas, Manuel (Emanuel), 24, 31, 35. 

Uosjrighi, 6, 7, 15, 16, 30. 

Gostlin, 103. 

Goiadino, Comillo, 99. 

Graverant, William, 98. 

Griffith, Vicessimus, 42, 52, 72. 

Grosvenor, William, 53. 

Gruah Raz, 31. 

Gruapah, 23, 46, 56, 79, 100, 108. 



H 

Hacklet, Richard, 16. 
Haistwell, Antony, 52. 
Hamshire, 42-44, 49-62, 54, 70. 
Harris, Thomas, 25. 
Harrison, Edward, 6, 7, 15, 16, 
Harrison, Richard, 53, 69. 
Harrison, William, 40. 
Harwich, 7. 

Hastings, Francis, 53, 69. 
Haynes, John, 39. 
Heath, 30. 
Heaton, Samuel, 19. 
Henderson, Jacob, 78. 
Hermanson, Hance, 66, 
Heron, George, 62, 76. 
Heveningham, Villiers, 53. 
Hiller, Joseph, 67. 
Hinton, BenJDmin, 85. 
Holland, Andrew, 27, 99, 108. 
HooluS, Peter, 83, 
Hopkins Charles, 12. 
Horton, Joseph, 87, 
Houblon, Abraham, 102. 
Hounson, Thomas, 74, 82, 84. 
Hovendick, Martin, 98. 
How, John, 49. 
Rowland, 25, 29, 
Hudson, John, 51, 78. 
Hunt, Richard, 2, 26, 40, 
Hurst, John, 58. 



India, 99, 103. 
Ingram, Bobopt, 46. 



118 



Jafier, 39. 

Jango, 59. 

Jeawah (Jewah), 39, 53. 

Jemsheer i awn, 5. 

Jerusalem, 28, 

Johanna, 49. 

Johnson, Peter, 57, H6. 

Jones, John, 47. 

Josiak, 32-39,49-51, 55, 69, 95, 103. 

Janczeilon, 74. 



Kama Razoo Gudda Hariappa (Areappa), 10. 

101. 
Eathp.rn. 98. 
Kelly, George, 49. 
King William, 7-9, 11-13, 17-22, 24, 25, 28, 2£ 

33, 100. 
Kittee Narrain, 58, 59, 102, 105. 
Knoger, Nicholas, 33. 
Koonugoree Angerappa Naigue, lo9. 
KoODugoree Pedde Naigue, 1U9. 



Labut, Peter, 21. 
Lambert, Thomas, 5 
Laston, Thomas, 98. 
Laalman, 35. 
Leall, Bastion, 80. 
Lee, David, 83. 
Lein, John, 22, 28. 
Lein, Joseph, 18. 
Leonard, John, 21. 
Lewis, George, 38. 
Lewis, William, 83. 
Linsey, James, 38. 
Lovell, Thomas, 19. 
Loyall Cooke, 50. 



72, 73. 



IVI 



Macow, 15, 24, 35. 

Madagascar, 50. 

Madapollam, 31, 74. 

Madapollara, 1, 2, 7-9, 16, 17, 23, 24, 32, 36, 38, 

39, 52, 53, 55, 56, 59, 64, 67, 78-80, 69, 90. 98, 

102, 104, 108. 
MadrasB, 22, 28, 41, 43, 84, 103, lU4. 
MadrasB, 33, 37, .38, 43, 45, 48, 51, 54, 72, 73, 

1(;7, 109. 
Madud Neenah Pillai, 20. 
Mahomud, 26. 

Mahomadoo (Mahomnd), 26, 81. 
Mahomud (Mamood) Syde (Side), 4, 6, 14, 62, 

65. 
Malacca, 6, 7, 48, 103. 
Mamood AbduUa, 61. 
Maniiha, 3. 
Manintr Hugh, 49. 
Manuch, Nicholas, 3, 4, 6, 12-14. 
Marcoss, Ignatius, 15. 
Marshall, Thomas, 1, 2, 6, 10, 16, 21-23, 27, 33, 

3.5, 36, 40, 43, 47, 48, 58, 64, ti7, b9, 74, 76, 77, 

79, 80, 83, 85-83, 91, 92, 97, 100, 10.3, 105, 

108. 
Martha, 29, 30, 88, 42, 52. 
Mary, 81-84. 
Masaleige, 49, 50. 
Mathison, Christian, 16. 
Maul Cawn, 31. 
Maura Ghittee, 2. 
Mead, 42. 



Meerah, 20. 
Meerah, 31. 
Metohlepatam, 1, 2, 1, 8, 15-19, 23, 24, 27, 30-32, 

36-40, 42-44, 48, 49, 62, 53, 55-59, 64, 66-69, 

74, 75, 77-80, 82, 84-86, 89, 90, 92, 93, 97, 

102, 104-108. 
Meverall, John, 10, 24, 27, 34, 36, 43, 53, 67, 

71-73, 76, 77, 85, 97, 108. 
Meyer, Stepen, 24. 
Midon, Salvador, 104. 
Mocdom Nina, 34, 81. 
Moota Linga Chittee, 58, 59, 102, 106. 
Morton, "William, 53, 69, 
Mnsgraves, Sir Christophei", 54. 
Musgrave, Simon, 54. 



N 



Nairo Verona, 100. 
Narrain, 59, 60, 65, 67-6 
Nelthrop, Samuel, 63. 
Neptune. 17, 25, 29, 30, 3 
Nicombar Islands, 103. 
Norez, Vanham, 43. 
Norris, Sir William, 94. 



Oglethorp, Theop> :, 53. 
Omar Cawn, 14. 
O'Neal Ursula, 102. 
Owen, Titus, 40, 47. 



Palmeek, John, 21. 

Papmean, Joan, 38. 

Parr, Recovery, 12, 13. 

Paulo, 17, 33, 71-73, 85. 

Peachie, Jeremiah, 22. 

Pearl, 1, 19. 

Pegu, 27, 28, 29, 31, 80, 81, 83. 

Pegu Chinnia, 101. 

Peirson, Richard, 53, 67. 

Peisotee, Joan Gago, 39. 

Pembrook, 66, 67, 98, 99. 

Penford, John, 72, 

Pereira, Emanuel Rhebary, 80. 

Pereira, Gonsalva, 80. 

Pereira, Joan Paul, 46, 58, 80. 

Pereira, Mauuel, 103. 

Pereira, Paul, 85. 

Perira, Mathews, 28. 

Perrin, Charles, 38. 

Persia, 36, 38, 39, 55, 60, 72, 73, 79, 88. 

Peterson, Peter, 17. 

Phanoose, 83. 

Phoenir, 49-51, 53-55, 57, 62, 70-73, 95. 

Phrip, Dorothy, 21. 

Phrip, Richard, 21, 46, 48. 

Pitt, John, 2, 17, 24, 39, 45, 8d. 

Pitt, Robert, 45, 49, 51. 

Pitt, Thomas, 1, 5, 6, 12, 30, 49, 62, 63, 72, 

91, 91, 100, 109. 
Plumbe, Thomas, 23. 
Pocock, Edward, 21. 
Policat, 5, 7, 66, 81. 
Policherry, 15, 35, 73, 74. 
Pollumalee, 69. 
Pombrupa, 24. 

Ponnagettee Narso, 34, 71, 99, 108. 
Porto Novo, 98, 99. 
Portugal, 99. 
Price, William, 40, 83. 



114 



Prince Charles, 18, 21. 

Proby, William, 66. 

Pryamonsr, S6, 71, 75, 83, 84, 91. 

Puicell (Fursell), Francis, 53, 71, 72. 

Pye, Thomas, 49, ol. 



Qiialo, Lawrance, 23. 
Quedda, 23, 24, 26, 3! 
QueJumbah, 39. 
Quiela, Manuel, 58. 



Rackunda Chittee, 102. 

Raraacliandra, 74, 89. 

Ramanaigue, "2. 

Raninpah (Ramapa), 3, 4, 6, 12-14. 

Rawlinsou, John, 71. 

llawratoon, >b. 

Rajiiiond (Rairaond), Hugh, 49, G6, 69, 89, 

94, 99. 
Read, William, 41. 

Redbead, William, 29, 45, 48, 58, 89, 97. 
Resolution, 35. 
Riclinrdson, John, 47. 
Rodrigae.s Elia.s, 79. 
Rodiigaes Simon, 24, 83. 
Rogeis, William, 28. 
Rowlason, (Kowiinson) Derick, 79, 98. 
Rowlee, V eleir, 6. 
Ihibie, 7, 15, 107. 
Rudge, Jolui, 53. 
Rubbell, John, 71. 



Sadrappatam, 34, 37. 

Sakah Hus.-eu, 39. 

Salaraiit, 80. 

Saltans, 73. 

Salmon, John, 83. 

Samm, 23, 48, 47, 58, 66, 68. 71. 

Scarlet, John, 53. 

Scepter, 29. 

Scott, Robert, .^8. 

Seaton, 68, 

Segus, Emanuel, 20. 

Serapa, 6, 24, 28, 34, 46, 57, 87, 95, 96, 100, 

108. 
Sherwin, James, Ffinch, 82, 84. 
Simmons, Thomas, 32. 
Simerson, Claus, i6. 
Skingle, Richard, 53. 
Sobjah, 39. 
Sola Chittee, 108. 
Sumviers, 33. 
Sowden, Jame.=, 22, 108. 
Spiinga (Springer) Paul, 40, 47. 
St; Ant ony (Ahtouio), 16, 24, 35, 
S* : Helena, 96, 99. 
S* : Lawrence, 50. 
S' ■. Maries, 88. 

S': Thomn, 4, 5, 7, 14, 26, 37, 48, 59-65, 67, 68. 
S'" : Cruse, 15. 

S'<-' : Mareiah {Mareia), 27, 83. 
Starmaii, William, 98. 
Stevens, Thomas, 46, 82. 
Stilgo, Zachariah (Zachary), 7, 15, 107. 
Styleman, John, 76, b7. 
Sumatra, 82. 

Sunca Rama, 5F, 63, 66, 73, 74, 79, 92, 93, IDS. 
Surat, 3, 9, 10, 20, 21. 31, 32, 38, 39, 72, 73, 75, 

77, 79, t3-85, 94, 104. 106. 



Swaliey Bars, 20, 21. 
Swarez, IgDatio, 29. 



Tanjnre, 14. 

Tavistock, 20, 21. 

Taylor, Abraham, 97. 

Tegapa Naigue, 109. 

Temanah, 96. 

Tesmar, Jeronamo, 16. 

Tevenapatam, 4-6, 14, 33, 107. 

Th.mkfull, 12, 16, 18, 21. 

Thomas, John, 79, 84. 

Thompson, George, 35. 

Thorndon, 29. 

Tifianj, Paul, 91. 

Timapa Peddee Naigne, 5, 108-110. 

Tood, Robert, 49. 

Tovey, Zachary (Zachariah), 42, 41, 51, 54. 

Towsey, Thomas, 49. 

Trenchtield, Ann, 99. 

Trenchfield, John, 99, 

'J'ringombar, 21. 

Trivlecane, 67. 

Tryall, 29. 

TiilUedas, 16. 

Tyler, John, 83, 85. 



Van Sittart, 5H. 

Vantaiah, 16. 

Varadamnthiappa, 101. 

Viera, JManuel, 102. 

Vincatapate, 68. 

\incate Kisna, 31. 

Vincatraw, 6. 

Viucatry, Chittee, 81. 

Vizagapatam, 7-9, 17, 19, 20, 2.3-26. 36, 38-40,- 

43, 48, 49, 53, 65-57, 66, 69, 89, 90, ICO, 104, 

106, 107. ■ 

w 

Waites, Sir Nicholas, 3. 

Wnldo, Henry, 7, 8. 

Warr, William, 53. 

Warren, Henry, 21. 

Watson, Henry, 83. 

Watts, Lockyer (Lockyre), 29, 42. 

Weld, Matthew, 53, 69. 

Weoley, George, 1'8, 67, 98, 99. 

West Cast, 29, 37, 33, 46, 47, 55, 58, 66, 63, 74,. 

76, 78-84, 86, 90-92, 94, 96, 97, 99, 100, 103- 

10.3, U8. 
West, John, 16, 98. 
Whatley, John, 98. 
Wheeler, 76. 

Wigmore, Thomas, 16, 62, 104, 105, 107. 
Williams, Thomas, 81. 
Wotta Lingua, 13, 36, 77, 104, 
Woitumchand, 16, 
WriKbt, Mary Ann^ 31, 
Wright, Thomas, 2, 15, 17, 22, 24, 25, 31, 32, 36, 

39, 40, 46-48, 66, 58, 61, 69. 70, 74, 76-80, 

85-fc7, 89, 92, 96, 102, 104, 106, 107. 



York Fort, 15. 21, 22, 28, 38, 56, 71, 74-76, 
84, 95-97, 103, 104. 



Zenall Abdeen, 49, 
Znlphaker Catvn, 16, 63, 75. 



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DIAKT 



AND 



CONSULTATION BOOK 



OF 



1702 



MADRAS 
PKINTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, QOVERNMENT PRESS 



PEEFATOKY NOTE 



The present volume contains the Proceedings of the President and Council 
of Fort St. George for the year 1702, comprised in the Thirty-first Volume of the 
Series * Diary and Consultation Books '. The original volume is in a bad state 
of preservation, many of the pages being completely torn. 

K. KRISHNASWAMI ATTANGAR, 

15th March 1923. Superintendent-in-charge, Madras Record Ofice. 



EECORDS OF FOKT ST. GEOKGE 



DIARY AND CONSULTATION BOOK 



1702. 

(VOLUME No. 31.) 

[Pages 1 and 2 are torn in the original.'] 
* * * « 

D'' : Bulkley, the Paymaster is order'd to [pay] off what in arrears from the 
date of [said • • • ] and continue the Payment of Thirty [Pagodas] yearly. 

The Joint Stock Merchants report [that] their acco'" : for the preceeding [. . . 
month are [adjusted] on the present Contract, and they insisting a further supply fp^o'Js'^'J 
of Thirty tliousand Pagodas alledgeiug that without it, they cannot [ • • ■ ] [for .' . . 
in the Goods expected for the Bedford, It is therefore ordered that the same be ^'?„^^g^ 
paid them. .wofo 

[pa ordpr'd] 
to be paid 
them. 

M^ : Thomas "Wigmore Trustee for M'' : Francis Bett deceas'd, read hisacco* : yuitrent& 
of the Quit rents and scavengers Duty ending the ultimo December 1701 and pays acclts"'^''^ 
into the R' . H : Com[p^ :] cash Eight hundred ninety six Pagodas, Thirtv one [for] ye: 
fanams & Twenty Cash, Viz*: Pag^: 797. 34 . . . on acco' : Quit rents and [^^.t rLdT ' 
Paff^ : 98 : '6d: 20 on the scavengers duty, beincr the Ballance of the accounts. [tte] 

S O J' b rlallanceof 

those acoot» : 
paid into 
Caah, 

Wee being jealous from the reports of Country, as well as cautions given us The Comps : 
from Surat, that the Government design Us troubles, and being apprehensive the aUowM so 
worst they can do, is to stop trade and provisions [ • • • ] Land and fan^ : each 
commit Devastations upon [ . . . ] Towns, which lye a small distance [■e°p8hOTre''8° 
from [ • . • ] and considering wee are not able to Protect 'em by detaching 'F mensem 
foot forces on all occasions for that by the extremity the heat, they [ - • . ] ye°: service 
uncapable of marching and doing service afterwards, experience of which hath all of yV 
cost many mens Lives, wherefore wee have resolved to give encouragement as 
formerly to all the Companys Servants to [ . . . ] and allow them Fifty 
fanams "^ mensem towards the charge thereof, to commence from the f-"" : 
February next, in consideration of which all such Horses and their accutrim*'* : 
.'ihall be for the service of the Garrison, and to be sent upon any expedition as the 
Govern"' : or the Gov'' : and Councill shall think fitt, but if such horses shall be 
kild or spoild in the service of the Garrison, they are to be Paid for by the 
Hon''''' : Company, and to be valued by the Gov' : and Council, or such indifferent 
persons as they shall appoint to do the same. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFEANCis Ellis. 

Tho: Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom°: Marshall. 

John -vIeveeell. 
Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the V**" : Instant. 12th 



Records of Fort St. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1701-2- 



[TCESJDAT 

13 



loOO paid 

[garrison] 
& 1<jOO 
pags -- 
for y» : 
[BlickJ 
Town 
wall &o» ! 

Letter from 

St : Dayid, 

read. 

[Two] bills of 

Excha : 

from St : 

David 

ijrder'd 

to be paid. 

[Pags :] 283 : 

12 paid into 

Cash by the 

arrao 

farmers. 

The Comps : 
aocot : 
Cash for 
Decembr : 
read. 

[ . . . ] 
Souldr : 
& Enttl : 
[ • • ] 



AtT a COXSULTATION 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, President and Grovernour 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Thomas Marshall 
John Meveeell 

M'' : Empson indispos'd. 
Order'd that one thousand Pagodas be paid M'': Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges Garrison, and One thousand Pagodas for carrying on the 
Black Town wall and new works. 



17 



Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 7*'' : Instant read. 

Order'd that Three hundred fifty Pagodas be paid M"" : William Eraser, and 
one hundred & ten Pagodas be paid M'': Edward Keling, being [for] two Bills of 
Exchange drawn by the Dep. Gov'' : &c^ : Councill of Fort S*: David, both dated 
the [7'" : Ins' :]. 

Gruapa &c'' : arrack farmers pays into the R' : Hon''^* : Companys ,cash Two 
hundred eighty three Pagodas and Twelve fanams on that Account. 

The President read his Acco' : of the R* : H : [C :] cash for the month Decem- 
ber last, Ballance being Pag' : 89163 : 26 : 1. 



Ordered that Diego de Sozao Joan de [M . . 
Topasses be entertained soldiers in this Garrison, 
Entertaind chief Cook at the usuall [Pay]. 

Tho : Pitt. 

PFRANois Ellis. 

Tho : Wright. 



] and Manuel de Rosairo 
and that Jn° : [Pygro] be 

M : Empson. 
TeoM^ : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



and 



Ship Humphry & Charles, Robert Vickers Ma[ster] saild for Vizagapatam, 

Ship Ruble Zachariah Stilgo Master saild for the Moldevas. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 1 3'^ : Instant. 



Monday 
19 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, President and Governour 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

John Meveeell Thomas Marshall. 

M": Empson indispos'd. 

The President Mintmaster read his acco'^ : for the months of October, Novem- 



[Mint I 

aTos^'read. ^^^y ^^^ December last, particulars Viz' . 
Octobe'' : To Custom on Gold 
Novemb>- : To Ditto 

Pecemb'' : To Ditto 



Pa 



17 : 22 : 40 
17: 13: — 
28 : 27 : — 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 



FORT ST. QEOBGE, JANUARY 1701-2 

and pays into the R* : Hon''''' : Comp' : cash Pag" : 2550 : 17 : 61 being the Ballance 

of the Mint acco'* : to the end of December last, which was omitted to be 

Entered last month. 

M"" : Thomas Marshall Paymaster, read his acco*^ : for the Month November 

last, particulars Viz*^: 

Charges Garrison Pa: 1,173:24 

Charges Cattle „ 39 : 5 

West Coast ' „ 180:26 

Diet „ 538: I 

Charges Generall „ 398:10 

Charges Extraordinary ... ... ... ... ... „ 4:31 

Acco* : presents „ 211 : 11 

Metchlepatam „ 6:14 

Fort S' : David „ 24:10 

Charges Merchandize ,, 261:11 

Bengali Presidency ,, 25: — 

ffortifications & repairs ... ... ... ... ... „ 32 : 5 

Pag« : 2895 : 4 



[19TH] 

;PagB] 2550: 
17 : 61 paid 
into Gash 
acoot I 

[mS:] accot': 
tor Novr : 
read. 



Orderd that "William Legravent be Discharg'd the Gunroom at his 
request. 

Generall Letter from ffort S* : David dated the 13*: Instant, read. 

Orderd that Botchu Chittee and Sola Chittee be paid [ • • • ] thousand 
Pagodas each, being for two bills of Exchange drawn by the Deputy Govern'' : &c*: 
Councill of Fort S* : David both dated the 13"> : Instant. 

The Ministers and Church Warders pays into the R' : Hon''''' : Comp^ : cash 
seventy [five] Pagodas, being for a Peice of Ground sold as f- Consultation the 
11*'' : October last. 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be advanc'd to Paulo, &,c^ : Washers for 
cureing the R' : Hon'''^ : Comp^ : cloth. 

' There seeming to be a demand for Rupees at this time, 'Tis order'd that the 
Warehousekeeper sells what are of the li* : Hon''"' : Comp* : at Three hundred 
forty two f One hundred Pagodas, and not under that price. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFEANOis Ellis. 

Tho: Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thoms : Marshall. 

John Mevebell. 



[ . . . 1 from 
ye : Gunroom 
DiBoharg'd. 
[Letter] from 
ffort St. : Da- 
vid read. 
[. . . ] ffort 
St : Dayid 
bills orderd 
to be dis- 
charged. 
Paga : 75 
paid into cash 
for a p8 : of 
Ground sold 
the Ministers, 
&oa : 

Pags ; 1000, 
adrano'd to 
ys : Was- 
hers. 

To sell rupeen 
312 f^ 100 
Pags: 



Received Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the S**" : Instant Ac" : 
papers inclosed. 

Ship [Gos] freight belonging to the seperate [ . . . ] Edw**: Harrison 
Com'' : arrived from Emoy in China. 

Ship Sarum Richard Phrip Coraander arr" : from the West Coast, by whom 
received Gen" : Letter from the Deputy Govern'' : Ac" : Councill of York Fort 
dated the 8"" : November last, &c* : papers as '^ List of the Racquet, also Gen" : 
Letter from Tryamong dated the 13'" : ditto. 

Received by private Pattamars Gen" : Letters from So rat dated theSg"*: 
September last adviseing their being yet under confinement. 

1-A 



22°d 



Records, of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1701-2- 



Satubday 
241": 



[Pags :] 1000 
order'd y*' : 
paymr : 
[Pags :] 1000 
pa.id iuto 
Cash 

[WestjCoast 
papers reed : 
read. 

West Coast 
bills order'd 
to be paid. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Govpirnour 
Francis Ellis Th(»mas Wright 

John Meverell Thom^ : Marshall 

M" : BmpsoN Indisposed. 



Thomas Marshall Paymaster, 
Comp" : cash 



He 



Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M'' 
for defraying charges Garrison. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R* 
One thousand Pagodas lor silver and goods sold. 

Generall Letter from York Fort dated y^ : 8*: November last, and from 
Tryamong dated the 13"': ditto &c" : papers received therewith, all read. 

Order'd that Three thousand eight hundred forty seven Pag'*: and twofanams 
be paid for the following bills drawn by the Govern'^ : &c* : Oouncill of York 
Fort and Cheif Oouncill of Tryamong as by their Letter advices Viz* : 



From York Fort. 



One bill payable to Mess'^ : John 

Meverell & B'rancis Bett for Ry"^ : 
One bill payable to Ditto „ 

One bill to Richard Phrip „ 
One bill to Tho : Wright 

Ryus 



3728 


: 3:1 


Pa : 2193 


: r ... 


1 


200 : 


— : 


„ 117 


■ 8 


1 


6ti6 : 


2 : 


>, 392 


2 


1 


44 : 


2: 


26 


[ 9 


] 


: 4640: 




Pa : 2729 


: [ 1 


] 



From Trtamong.. 

One bill payable to Ri : Phrip 1900 : — : — 1117 : [23] 



Ry>i« : 6540 



3847 : [ 2 ] 



Petition to 
ye : King 
of England 
& Letter to 
the Compinv, 
read [beingl 
a representa- 
tion of 

[Losses] BU9- 
taind by the 
Inhabitants. 

[Ship] Saruiu 
hired to fetch 
Fort St : 
David bales 
&oa : 

[Pags : ] 6000 
orderd to be 
sent [on h^r j 
thither. 

[Abuses] on 
ye : coin, 
orders 
[neoes] 
sary for dis- 
covery . 



Generall Letters from Metchlepatam dated the 8'^ : Instant, and from Surat 
dated the 29"^'' : September last &o'' : papers, all read. 

Th^s place having suffer'd much by ships unjustly seiz'd by the Arabs of 
Muscat & Bassa at Judda, which has occasiond great clamours amongst the 
Inhabitants of all sorts in this place, cheiflj through Dispair of any assistance 
from the Government for procureing satisfaction for the same ; The Govern'' : & 
Oouncill to pacifie 'em for the present, proposed the sending a Petition to the King 
of England and a Letter to the Company setting forth their agreivances and great 
Losses thereby, which Petition and Letter was read and agreed on as enter'd 
after this Consultation. 

Sliip Bedford being not yet arrived from Bengali &c* : and considering 'twill 
be too [late] in the year for her to go to ffort S' : David to take in those Bales, 
which would endainger her Passage for England, tis agreed that wee hire tke 
ship Sarum to fetch those bales hither and to Pay ffreight for 'em according to 
custom the Company having no ship or Vessell for that or any other occasion, and 
tis agreed that tlie President pay the Warehou«»ekeeper six thousand Pagodas to 
send to Fort S* : David [on] the R* : Hon*'''" : Oompanys account. 

There being lately discovered the wicked Practices of some, who clip and rub 
Tis agreed, that the following Paper be published by beat of Drum, and 
the same be fixt in all Languages at the severall Gates of y'' : City viz* : 

Whereas wee are credibly inform'd that some ill-designing people, have adven- 
tured and presum'd to abuse the coin of this place by Clipping or rubbing of 
Pagodas and more especially Allumgeer Pagodas which tends to the ruin of all 



Diary and ConsidtaUon Book, 1702 



'FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1701-2 [24th] 

Trade and Commerce, for prevention whereof and [to] punish severely those who 
have or shall so offend, wee hereby declare, that whosoever shall make discovery 
or apprehend such offender or offenders shall forthwith bring ['em] before the 
Govern'' : or Justices of this place, and for his reward, shall be paid One hundred 
Pag^: 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFRANCIS KlMS. 

Dated in Fort S* : George this 24'" : Jan''>' : 170i Tho : Wright. 

M : Empson. 

THOM':MA>iSHAuL. 

John Meverell. 
To THE Kings Most Excellent 

Majestie in Councill. 

The humble Petition of Yo'' : Maj*'''^ : 
most Dutyfull and Loyall Subjects Inhabi- 
tants of the City of Madrass on the Coast 
of Choromandell, in the East Indies. 
Humbly Sheweth, 

That wee your Majesties Peti[tioners] re^ideing in this place, having 
libertv of Trade in these parts from the East India Company Merchants oF 
London trading to the Bast Indies, did in June 161)5, equ[ippedj out a ship 
called the London, burthen about one hundred and twenty tons, K,ichard 
Williams Master to Bengali, and thence [ . • > ] she arrived safe, but 
in her return, April the 14* : she mett three [Arab] Ships off Muscatt, 
who took her and carr[ied1 her into that Port, and made Prize both of Ship and 
Cargo Valued at about Five thousand pounds sterling. She had ten Europe men 
r . . ] board of her, three of which made their [Escape] and the others miserably 
perish'd in Prison who were most part your Majesties subjects and on the IS**": 
June 1700 did send hence a ship called the Friendship, Burthen One hundred 
Tuns, William Morrice Master to Surat who from thenco went to Persia, and 
met with two Arab ships in the Gulph, was [ . . . ] on by them and carried 
to Muscatt, where they sold the Ship and Cargo, amounting about Eight thousand 
pound sterling, [besides] Armenian Goods of a great Value, and imprisond after 
a most Barbarous manner her ships Company, the Master, Mates [and] severall 
Ofl&cers being your Maj"^^ : subjects. ^ 

Wee also in October 1699 sent a ship called the Diamond, tiurthen about 
One hundred Tuns, John Cockroft Master to Bengali, and there to Lade for 
Judda in [the] Red Seas, who accordingly did, and proceed to the aforesaid Port, 
but looseing her Passage winter'd at Acheen, so that she did not [arrive] at 
Judda till March J7Ul, when they were promised by the Bassa freedome of Trade 
[and] the protection of the Port, upon which [they] Landed their Goods, 
and Sold to the Bassa [ . . . ] as |p copys of the [ . . . ] Supercargoes 
& Commanders Letters to Mess" : Colt and Pennying more particularly 
app[ . . . ] but soon after tbey were possess'd of the Goods they seiz'd 
the ship and the remaining part of the Cargo, which they made sale of, so 
that with what they had before in their hands amounting at least to £ 30,000 
sterlings. They also seiz'd the supercargo and Comander, and what other 
Europe men did not make the escape, and murder'd some of 'em by their barba- 
rous imprisonment, and threaten to sell the persons of those Living, all w"'' : was 
upoJi pretence, that this was the ship that took an Arabs Ship, off tlie high[Land] 
of S' : Johns near Surat the year before, at which time, this ship Diamond was 
at Moco, and return'd thence into this road, [in] September, whilst your 
Majesties four men of warr were here, and being inform'd t'lat this idace Judda 
being in some measure under the Government of the Grand Seige wee have 
represented this great Injustice by Letter to your Majesties Ambassador at 
Constantinople and your Consull at Grand Cayro. 



Records of Fort St. George 



[24*H] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1701-2 

These our misfortunes, wee know not what cause to assign for 'em, unless 
[it] be as is reported thro this countrey, that some of our Nation have most 
Industriously endeavour'd to fix all Pyracies comitted in [the old] Bast India 
Company and their ffactors, and on such as reside in [ . . . ] settlements, 
inculcating likewise into [ • • • ] natives, that let 'em seize what they 
w[ill of] ours, that wee have no power to make [ourjselves restitution, nor 
Avill there be any [trouble] come to 'em thereon. 

Wee having here most humbly represent[ed] to Your j^lajestie, the most 
notorious injustice wee have suffer'd from the Arabs of Masc[at] and Bassa of 
Judda, all amounting to at [least] Forty three thousand pound sterling, for 
the restitution of which, wee humbly impl[ore] that your sacred Majeatie will 
be graciously pleased to extend your Royall protection [ . . . ] in granting 
us your Letters of reprizall, or in such manner as in your great wisdom shall be 
thought meet. 

And your Petitioners as [in] Duty bound shall ever Pray. 

Edwaed Barkham. Edwaed Haeeis. Armi : Gostlin. Thomas Pitt. 

James Sowdon. 

William Stow. 

Joshua Page. 

John Nicks. 

John Bkelit. 

William Deanr. 



Geoegk Touevil[l.] Edw» : Bawgus. Feancis Ellis. 
Petee Geossin. Cha : Alletn. Tho : Weight. 

Robert Ridlee. Jn° : Wesendonck. Matt: Empson. 



Petee des pommaee. Fea 
Vicessimus Geippith. 'I ho ; 



Brough. 

Plumbe. 



Jn° : Rddge. 
Theo : Ogle]thorpe. Petkr Cuegenven. 
Jeeem: P]eachib. William Jennings, 
' ] James Eraser. 

Francis S baton. 
John Coenelisz 1 Edwaed Rawdon. 



[ViLL : Hevenongham]Edmund Bugden. 
Damel Chaedin. 
Joseph Hillee. 
Sami- : Glovee. 
Rob[eet Ingram.] 
[...,.. J 
Foet S^ : Geo : 24^= : Jan"^ : 170i. 

To the Hon"!'*^ : the Gov" : Deputt 
Committees for Affairs op R'^ : Hon^''^ : 
English Bast India Company att their 
House in [Lbaden-hall] stbbet, London. 



Tileman Hoult. 
Oames Allix. 
W" : Warre. 

Will: Fraser. 
George H^jron. 

Sam^ : Heaton. 
Tho : Mathhws. 
John Cooke. 
Francis Cooke. 
Petee Wallis. 



Tho : Marshall. 

Jn° : Meveeell. 

Dane : Du Bo[is.] 

Cha : Fleetwood, 

Matt : Mea[d.] 

Rich" : Hu[nt.] 
W^: Grosven[or] 

Edw" : Bulklet. 
Charles Bu[gden.}, 
Thoms : [Harris.] 



Fort S" : Geo : 24^= : Jan"^ : 170^. 

Wee your President & Councill and all the Inhabitants of this Place, having 
of late sufferd great Jjosses, by unjust seizures of severall ships belonging to this 
port, to the amount of at least Forty three thousand pounds by which -wee are 
not only much empover[ishedj but also Discourag'd from Trading in these parts, 
which tends not only to our particular detriment, but very much to the prejudice 
of the R* : Hon'''^ : Company and the ruin of this Port, and finding no hopes of 
redress, unless it be by your means, wee have thought fitt to inclose a Petition 
for his Majestie, which wee desire may be deliver'd if you think fitt, and procure 
if possible such forces and Powers as may compell those that have injur'd us 
[ to ] make full satisfactic>n, and prevent their doing the like for the future, 
without [which] all trading is at an end in India [ . • • ] servants and 
freemen that reside [ . • . ] settlements, who by the custom [ , . . , ] 



Diary and Gonsultation Book 1702 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANVAdY 1701-2 

Taxes they Pay, support the charge [ • ■ • ] besides wee fear the like misfor- 
tunes, are [ . • ■ ] great Distance from yourselves, for that the Arabs daily 
increase in strength & Insolence and by our last Letters from Surat, which was 
in Noverab^'r past, wee are advis'd that the Arabs have agreed all differences 
with that Port and have now leave to build and buy what shipping 
they please, which looks as if that G-overnment had some further end in it, than 
the bare making a Peace witb them, but rather that they resolve to contribute 
all they can, in making- 'em as formidable as possible at sea, that so on all occasions 
their assistance may be of use to 'em against an Europe enemy. 

Wee have too much reason to be jealous thnt that unhappy misfortune at 
Judda, may be justly attributed to the infamous and hellish contrivances of some 
of our own countrymen, who have struck at nothing in endeavouring to fix the 
Pyracyesupon you and your ffautors abroad, and if that Bassa of Judda does what 
wee are advis'd of, in selling the Comander & super Cargoe, why may it not be a 
Precident for the Arabs of Muscatt and the Moors throughout India, to do the 
same, and then what will become of all your subordinate ffactorys. There are 
also many more dreadfull consequences to be infer'd from the late insolences of 
these Nations, and if they be not speedily called to an acco* : and forc't to restitu- 
tion for what is past, 'twill most certainly end in the utter ruine of youi- trade in 
these parts. 

Wee have not further to add but [rely] wholly on your favour in procureing 
[ . . . ] means for satisfaction, without which [ . . . ] these losses will 
be severe upon us, and [the] times are such, that wee dispair of ever [ • . • ] 
xetreiveing 'em. Wee wish prosperity [to] Yo'' : Affairs and are 

gobble . gr, . 
Yo' : most Obed* : and Hum''''' : [Petitioners] 

Thomas Lovell. 
Edward Harris. 
Gecirge Touevill, 
Peter Grossin. 
Robert Ridleb. 
Petek des Pommare. 
Dan"^: Du Bois. 
Peter Cdegenyen. 
Richard Hunt. 
Francis Seaton. 
Charles Bugd[en] 
Will : How, 
Armi : Gostli[n.] 
Joseph Hiller. 
Jn° : Wesendon[ck.] 

ThO : WiGMORE. 

Tileman Hou[lt.] 
GoLSTON Addison. 
William Fra[ser.] 
John Nicks. 
Thomas Mathew. 
Francis Cooke. 



[24th] 



Thbo : Oglethorpe. 
G-EORGE Lrwis. 
Rand^: Fowke. 
Bken": Benton. 

JoflN CORNI-LISZ, 

Vill : Heveno\gham. 
VicEssiMua Griffith. 
Charles Fleetwood. 
William Jennings. 
William [Grosvenor.] 
Edw" : Rawdon. 
Thomas Harr[is.] 
Edmund Bugden. 
Edw": Bawgu[s.] 
Sam^ : Glover. 
Francis Broug[h. 
Joseph Lister. 
James Allix. 
James Sowdon. 
George Heron. 
John Berlu. 
John Cooke. 



Thomas Pitt. 
Francis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
Matt : Empson. 
Tho: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 
Jn°: Rudge. 
Matthew Mea[d.] 
James Eraser. 
Edward Bdlk[let.] 
Jerem: Peachie. 
Henry Daven[port.] 
Dan'' : Chardin. 
Charles Alletn. 
Robert Ingram. 
Thomas Plum[be.] 
Edw'' : Barkham. 
William War[ne.] 
Joshua Page. 
Sam"-: Heaton. 
William Deane. 
Peter Wallis. 



Early this morning sett out our MuUa for the Nabobs Camp, (he having 28 
wrote the President to send him and Nan-ain) to remain there as our Vacqueel, 
who had verball Instructions to answer the corapla[int] (if any should be made) 
against us of what kind soever, it being advis'd by our spies, that the Nabob with 
his army are near and upon their march to S' : Thoma, but their design not known. 
Also went in our Mullas company, the Nobobs Gusbad[ar] whom he had sent to 
us some days past for Liquors, and carried forty bottles of Brandy Destill'd here 
with all manner of spices. 



Records of Foi't St George 



-FORT ST. GHORGE, JANUARY 1701- 



Fort St : 
David Let.ter 
reod : read. 
[Bill of] 
Excha : from 
Fort St : 
David order'd 
to be paid. 
[War]ehouBe 
acoot : for 
Deer : [read] 
Land custom 
accots : for 
Deer : read. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt, President and Goveenoub 

Francis Ellis 'i'homas Weight 

Thomas Marshall 

John Mevkeell 

M" : Bmpson sicJi. 

General! Letter from Fort S* : David (received this morning) dated the 24*: 
Instant, read. 

Order'd that Three hundred fifty eight Pagodas and two fanams he paid the 
Presid* : being for one bill of Kschange drawn by the Deputy Gov'' : &c'' : 
Councill of Fort S* : David dated the 22"": Instant. 



M'' : Thomas Wright warehousekeeper read his warehouse acco' 
December last, and M'': John Meverell read his Land Customs acco 
month December last, particulars] viz* 

Choultry Custom 

Eubie Brokers 

Registring Slaves 



for m" : 
for the 



100: ?8 
43: 11 
. . : 16 



[ ] 



[\ 



Pag^: 144: 20: [4] 



The Nabab & 
great forces 
wth : him 
come to S* : 
Thoma. 
All designs 
suspected 
from them. 
Measures 
taken for 
defence of 
the place. 



Dep. Govr : 
&ca : at York 
L Fort] their 
bond for fine 
[Ben.ja-min] 
bot : accot : 
the Oompa : 
and taken up 
by [PJhrip 
order'd to t e 
paid. 



Nabob Doud Cawn, Duan and Buxie arriveing this night at S' : Thoma with con- 
siderable forces of horse and foot, and [the] occasion of their comeing being vari- 
oiis[ly] reported, and wee being jealous that there are ill designs on foot against this 
Place to prevent their effecting which, wee re[solved] to make ourselves as lorm- 
adable as poss[ib]e] for which end, have taken the following resolutions Viz* : 

That the Train'd bands of this city be iinediately rais'd. 

That tomorrow the Portuguez Mali[tia] be rais'd and Posted at y**: Out 
works. 

That both our Company soldiers lye [with] their arms night & day dureing 
[ . . . ] Encampment so near us. 

That Two hundred rashboots be taken into service, to Guard our out [Town] 
and the Companys cloth at y'' : way. 

That what Lascars not exceeding 60 [or] 70 be entertain'd to assist y^ : Gun 
[room]. 

That tomorrow morning our Bra[miny] Paupa be sent to our Mulla infthe] 
Nabobs camp, and both of 'em to go with a complement from the President to the 
Nabob, Dnan and Buxie, and carry with 'em a small Present of Rosewater, Acheen 
oranges and sweetmeats. 

Cap* : Richard Phrip presenting us an original Bond sign'd by the Dep : 
Gov': &c'': Councill of York Fort dated the 18**^: Nov'': 1700 for Ryalls 1776: 
3 : 1 which [he at their] request and order took up at Padang of [Captain John] 
Reanox [ • • • ] being for fine Ban jamin [bought] for acco' : the E* : Hon^'' : 
Company of said [Rean]ox, and [y'' :] Bond running at interest to him 
" "d Cap* : Phrip, I[t's] therefore agreed and 

Bond, Cap : Phrip giving us his for the 
no advices thereof from the Dep. Gov"': & 



and the same remaining to be pi 
ordered that wee take up said 
repayment, provided wee receive 
Councill. 



Tho: Pitt, 
ffkancis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thomas : Marshall, 
John Meverkll. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 . 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1701- 



[29th] 



31 



About 11 a Clock this night receive'd ad[vice] from our MuUa, that he had 
waited [on] the Nabob, who seem'd very pleasant, [but] the Duan otherwise, and 
that the Na[bob] had something to say to him tomorrow. 

This day our Mulla and Braminy Paupa waited on the Nabob, Duan and 
Buxie, as was yesterday order'd, who were very kindly received, from which wee 
in[fer] (it being the opinion also of many [of the] Natives) that they are working 
some [ill] designs against us. 

I'he Nabob sent his Chubdar as a safe Guard to Bgmore &c'^ : new Towns. 

Ship Johanna Francisco de Saa Pilot [arrived] from Macow in China. Febeuaet 

"f- Mo 

This and the two preceeding days offer'd nothing material to be enter'd in 3 

the Diary. 

Gopah Naigue a considerable man in the Country comeing to make the Gov"' : 4 

a Vissit, 'twas thought fitt with the advice of the Councill to present him w"" ; five 
yards of fine scarlet broad cloth, a sword blade and two Looking Glasses, his 
relations being the persons that procured the King of Golcondahs Phirmaund 
for the settlement of this Place, and the cheif of his retinue being Tashereif'd 
with five yards of red Perpetuanoes and the rest rosewater sprinkled with Beetle, 
they all went away, after passing great encomiums upon the place and justice 
of the English Government. 

Att a Consultatiox . [February] 

„ , Wednes- 

Present o^y 4^^ 

Thomas Pitt, President & Goveenour 

Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Thomas Maeshall 

John Meveeell 

M^: Empson sieh. 

Order'd that one thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster [Pags. ] 
for defraying Charges Garrison. J°"0 vl^S^ 

The Nabob having been severall days at S* : Thoma, and our Mulla attending Nabob has 
him, whom he sent for before he arriv'd there, pretending great business of import- !'°|f,°°o^^^ 
ance, and having not as yet imparted anything, he was order'd yesterday to wait oq Muiia, the 
the Nabob to receive his Comands and know the occasion of his being sent for, who ralysf atten 
received for answer that he expected some English men to come to him, and that ded him 
too not without a Present, pretending how much he had been our freind, having ^^^1^°^^"^'^. 
never wrote ag"'* : us to Court, nor inform'd the King of our revenues, to whom Nabob & IZ 
was due a great[sum] for Arrears thereof ; The Mulla return'd this morning to S* : °^'J^3 _ ''■^ 
Thoma to carry[an] answer to what the Nabob demanded, 'twas resolv'd, That Nabobs ans- 
wheareas he had sent for the English, French, Dutch, Dean & Portuguez (from "®'- 
which wee infer [and] are jealous, that he has an order from the King to ^ m ii f 
oblige all Europeans on [this] side the Country to give security for all Pyracies return to st : 
coraitted in these seas, as they have forc't 'em to do at ISurat) that no English go, gg"™!'; „ 
besides should any be sent wee could not avoid a Present going with 'era, which upon ye . 
would be of ill consequence to the Companys affairs for the future, wee having Nabobs 
given him a Present about six months since, which would not only be pleaded 
hereafter as customary [by] himself, but by all succeeding Nabobs : And as to (-jj^^g^ ^-j ^^^ 
our revenues, wee order'd our Men to tell him, that they were rais'd only upon our be carried to 
own people and such acquir'd considerable fortunes in our service, and that wee the Nabob. 
were ready to Demonstrate [not] only that wee daily gave subsistance [to] at least 
Two hundred thousand people subjects to the Mogull, but that there also arose 
yearly by the trade of this Place a vast sum to the Kings treasury, and whereas 
wee imported to a grea^ amount silver and Gold, wee Exported nothing but the 
Product of the Country and the labour of his people, and that rather than [bee] 
subject to such frequent Presents, 'twoud be more the Companys advantage that 

2 



10 



Becords of Fort St. George 



[4TB] 



-FOBT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701- 



LetterB reod ; 
read: 



Metohle- 
patam bill 
order'd to be 
paid. 

Bales & 
stores to be 
nnloden from 
ye : Bedford. 

Pags ; 1000 
order'd to be 
paid ye ; 

Paymr : 
Pags : 138 
paid into 
CaBh[by] ye : 
Land Onsto- 

Provisioni & 
Goods Btop'd 
by Moors. 



[Malla] 

from St : 

Thoma 

[brou]ght the 

KingB orders 

(deliver'd 

him by y» : 

Nabob) [for] 

seizing 

all Karo- 

peans, 



the King gave us some years to get in our Effects, and then Demolish our settlem*' : 
and Quit his Country, and this message, the Mulla is order'd to deliver, resolveing 
to send no English nor Present. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFEANcrs Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Bmpson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Eeceived Overland Generall Letter from Metchlepatara dated the 29"" : past 
with the Bedfords 2*^ : bill Lading for 202 bales, amounting to Pag' : 45,482 : 24 \ 
adviseing her being Dispatch'd the 28*'' : past. J 

Ship Bedford arrived from Bengali and y® : N°ern ffactorys, by whom rec* : i 
Generall [Letters] from each place, (as ^ the dates in the following Consulation) 
w''' : the severall papers in the respective Lists. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Govern* : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Tho ; Marshall 
John Meverell 
M" : Empson sick. 

Generall Letters from Bengali dated the 24'*" : December, from Vizagapatam 
dated the 1 6'** : January, and from Metchlepatam the 28"' : & 29*'' : ditto &c* : 
papers receiv'd there read. 

Order'd that five hundred Pagodas be paid Mess": Wright and Addison, being 
[for] one bill of Exchange drawn by the Chief Ac' : Councill of Metchlepatam 
dated the 28'" : past. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to use all the expedition imaginable for un- 
loading the brown Betteelas from Vizagapatam and stores from Bengali on board 
the Bedford. 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges Garrison. 

M' : John Meverell Land Customer pays into R' 
dred thirty eight Pag" : on that account. 



H: Comp : Cash One hnn- 



This morning early wee had news brought us, that the Nabob had stop'd all 
Provisions and all Goods comeing in and going out of this Town, and particularly 
some Cloth of the Corapanys comeing, which soon after, wee were advis'd he had 
carried to S* : Thoma, before wee could draw out our forces to resquie it ; and wee 
discover'd severall bodys of horse marching at a distance without our bounds, and 
about noon, our Mulla return'd from S' : Thome adviseing us the Nabob had sent 
for him, aad show'd him the Kings order and given him a copy thereof, translate 
of which is enter'd after this Consultation, so wee immediately rais'd our Train' 1 
bands and Portuguez Malitia of this place, and appointed 'em their particular Posts 
for the defence thereof. 

Tho: Pitt 

PFRANcis Ellis. 

Tho: Wright. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 11 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701-2 




Translate of the Hosbulhocum feom the King, 
WITH AssED Cawns Sbal, Dated 16^^: Nov*: 1701 
IN THE 45 Yeae op the Kings Eeiqne. 
To DouD Cawne, all Health. 

The English & other Europeans having enter'd into a Contract to defend our 
Subjects from Pyracies committed on the Seas, notwithstanding they have Seiz'd 
and plunder'd Moors [and] therefore I have wrote all Subas & Duan that all 
manner of Trade be interdicted with those Nations throughout our Dominions, 
and that you Seize on all the Effects where ever they can be found, and take 'em 
carefully in your Possession, sending an Inventory thereof to me. and 'tis like- 
wise further order'd, that you confine their persons, but not to close imprisonment. 
I write yoQ this by the Kings Command, which You are to Obey and know that 
this is a firm Decree for so doing, an answer to which, with the news that 
relates hereunto, wee demand with all expedition. 

The same contents wrote the Duan. 

The Mullas Declaration deliver'd here upon his return from S*. Thoma. 

This day the Nabob, Duan, Umain Beague and Mahomed Arain Musheriff 6»s 
sent for me to the Duans house, when the Nabob told me that the great God 
knows, that he ever had a hearty respect for the English, and did never wish 'em 
any hurt, saying, here is the Hosbulhocum which the King has sent me, and the 
same to the Duan to Seize their ffactorys and all their Effects, which as I stile 
myself the Kings Slave, I must obey him, tho says he, wee dont care to fight 'em, 
but in case they begin, wee are ready. The Nabob likewise told me, that we had 
receiv'd of the late wreck (Advice frigat) Seven hundred thousand Pagodas, which 
appertains to the King, and wee must be answerable for it, or if wee have any 
Phirmaunds to this purpose, wee should show 'em him, w"*" is the reason your 
effects are Seiz'd by the King's Orders, whose Command wee must all obey. 

I did see the two Husbulhocums, one to the Nabob and one to the Duan, the 
one Sealed. with wax the other with Ink, to which the Nabob bid me send an 
answer, The Duan at the same time telling me, that I should not be dejected, for 
thev would be answerable for double what should be lost. 

Upon receipt of the Hosbulhocum and the Mullas Declaration the President 6« 
[wrote] the Nabob as follows. 

To His Excell'^ : Doud Cawne. 

Since I wrote your ExcelF: the morning, just as the Letter was come to You, 
our MuUa came to me, who shew'd me the copy of an order said to be from the 
great Assed Cawn, chargeing all Europe [ans] with Pyracie, and that by a 
Writing they are answerable for the same. Wee have been inform'd, that there 
was such a Writeing extorted from the English, French and Dutch [at] Surat, 
which amongst us is of no value being forc't from us, nor will the same be regarded 
more particularly by us, who have been great sufferers by the Pyrats ourselves, 
and besides, our King have not been at so little charge as Two hundred thousand 
Pagodas [to] extirpate those villains. 

The Goods you have Seiz'd too[s('c]day, [we] doubt not but you were Advis'd 
what value was thereof. 

And as to what Yo' : ExcelP: was pleased to say relateing to the wreck, wee 
have the Law of God and all nations on our Side, for no Ship isa wreck, whilst her 
proprietors keep possession, and had you taken the least thing of her, you must have 
been accountable, as you will be for many other things you have already done. 

Your Hosbulhookum says, wee are not to be close confin'd, and yo'. Excell'' : 
said to the Mulla that you care not to fight us, but are resolv'd if possible to 



12 



Records of Fort St. George 



6th 



FOHT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701-9 



Saturday 



[ LetterB]8 
to ye 

Subordinate 
[FaotorysJ 
read. 

Letters from 
Nabob, Daan 
and Answers, 
read. 
Moors 
plundering 
ye: Out 
Towns causes 
many thon- 
Bands of ye : 
Inhabitants 
to leave ye : 
place. 

The ffarms of 
Tobacco and 
Beetle to 
sceaae and 
any to steal 
it into Town. 



starve us by stopping all Provisions, wee can put no other construction on this, 
than declareing a Warr with all Europe Nations, and accordingly wee shall act. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Dated in Fort S*. George 6'^ February 170^ 

A Letter was also wrote the Duan, referring him to the above. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitf, President & Governour 

Fbanois Ellis Thomas Wright 

Tho : Marshall 

John Meverell 

M" ; Empson. Sick. 

Generall Letters to Fort S*. David, Metchlep". and Vizagapatam all of this 
Date, read, approv'd and sign'd the purport being to acquaint 'em of our circum- 
stances and to caution 'em thereof. 

Letters from the Nabob, Diian and answers, all read, as enter'd after this 
Consultation. 

This day the Nabobs forces plundered our out Towns of some Straw and 
Paddy drove away the Inhabitants and the poor people that Liv'd in our Suburbs 
black Town being so intimidated by the approach of the Moors Army and the 
preparations wee made for our Defence severall thousands deserted Us ; and the 
[ffarmers] of tho Tobacco and Beetle complaining [that] they could not collect the 
Revenues by re[ason] of these troubles, and more particularly Beetle being stop'd, 
which would in few days occasion great clamours amougst the Inhabitants, so 
that for the encourage [men t] for all to steal it in, we have order'd that the 
ffarmers cease from collecting the Revenues till the Troubles are over. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

ppRANcis Ellis. [Thom^ : Marshall.] 
Tho : Wright. [John Meverell.] 

From Dodu Cawnb Nabob to t^ Gov'' : of Chinnapatam. 

I received your Letter and observe the contents thereof, and as to what you 
write about stopping Provisions and Goods and your Trade, 'tis done by the 
Kings order, as a means to interdict your Trading. You say that the King of 
England has spent 2,00,000 Pag^ to Destroy the Pyrats, which was our King 
made Sensible of, it would Redound to your advantage. 

You also wrote something else, but as for me I have no other order from the 
King than mention'd to you, but if you have any ill designs, I know how to deal 
with you, but I give you my best advice, because I wish you well. 

From Duan Mahomep Syde to the Gov" : of Chinnapatam. 

I received your kind Letter and observe the Contents thereof, as also of that 
you wrote the Nabob, which I take particular notice of, whereunto the Nabob has 
given his necessary answer, which you may observe. What can I write more. 

To Nabob Doud Cawne. 

I received yo". Excell^'*. Letter and observe the contents, and as I take it 
[in] that paper you call the Kings order, there is nothing abo'it stopping 
Provisions for that, in all parts of the world is publi[shing] a Warr between 
nation and nation, tho [we] have sufficient for our people for two years besides 
the Sea open to us. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 13 



[7th] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701-2 

That our King has been at 200,000 [Pag'.] charge to suppress Pyrats, 
is a thing k[nown] to all Nations, as also to yours, for four men of warr were in 
this road. 

Wee have liv'd in this Country near hundred years, and never had any ill 
design nor can yo"' : Excell'': or any one else charge [us] with any, and 'tis 
very hard that such [unrea]son8b]e orders should be Issued out against us only, 
when they relate to all Europeans none excepted as I can perceive, and whether 
it be for the good of your Kingdome to [issue] such orders in execution, Your 
BxcelP : [is the] best judge. 

Wee are upon the Defensive part so shall continue, Remembring the [unj 
speakable damages you have not only [done] Us in our Estates, but also in our 
Reputation w"*" : is far more valuable to Us and [will be] most resented by the 
King of our Nation. 

Dated in Madarasapatam the [••.]• 

To Mahomud Syde Duan. 

I received your Hon": Letter as also the Nabobs, and observe the contents, 
and can only say, that wee have hard measure on all acco'" : but whereas wee 
have justice to the last degree on our Side ; wee hope our Arms will prevail, so as 
to publish our integrity and innocencie to the world. 

Dated in Madraspatam this 7*": Feb'^ : 170^. Thomas Pitt. 

Dispatch'd Generall Letters to Fort S' : David. Metchlepatam and 7 

Yizagapatam all of this date, incloseing translate of the Mogulls Hosulhookura 
for the seizing of all Europeans, and giving leave to the two latter places to with- 
draw hither, if they apprehended that order would any ways effect them. 

About noon wee had news brought us from our Out Guards, that a party of 8 

horse were drawing down towards our washers, who had cloth in their hands to 
a very considerable amount, upon which wee sent out a party of horse and foot 
to protect the same, whose appearance caus'd 'em to march off. 

Ship Sarum Christopher Dixon Comander arrived from Fort S* : David, by 9 

whom Rec*^ : Generall Letter from the Dep^ : Gov"^ : &c* : Coun" : dated 6'*' : 
Instant, with Bill Lading for 430 bales Calicoes of the Hon*"^ : Comp'' . 

Att a Consultation Friday 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, Prbs[dent & Goveenour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Thomas Marshall 
John Mevrrell 
M^ : Empson indispos'd. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd [to send] on board the Bedford, 430 bales To Traverse 
receiv'd [from] Fort S* : David ^ Ship Sarum. boirdThe 

Bedford. 

Generell Letters from Fort S' : David dated the S*"" : and 6*'^ : Instant, both Fort st .■ 

r j-\ David 

[read J. Letters, 

read. 

Last night the Governour received Letter from the Duan, the purport of "^'h*'!'®" 
[which] was, that matters were not to be acco[mmodatad] by Letters, but by Moors not 
sending some judicious person, whereupon the Governour [summoned] a Councill, '° ^^ 
with the Mayor, Military and Cheif Inhabitants of the place to consider what was dated by 
most proper to be done, upon which 'tis resolv'd to send our Mulla, [wlio by] i^h"'"!^^ ,, 
reason of his Cast, they dare not affront or abuse, who is to hear what they have have a 

judicious 
person sent 
to 'em. 
Mulla to go. 



14 



Records »f Fort St. George 



[9Ta] 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701-2 



to [say] but answer to nothing, till he has dir[ection] from the Gov' : and accord- 
ingly this [night] he is order'd to go to S' : Thoma. 

Tho : [Pitt.] M : Bmpson. 

PFEANOis Ems. Tho* : Maeshall. 

[Tho: Wbight.] John Mevbeell. 

This day again, wee had many thousands of the Inhabitants deserted their 
habitations, being mostly women and Children. Wee heard that the Nabob had 
taken four English men Prisoners at S* : Thoma comeing Overland from Fort 
S' : David, being some sailors belonging to the Advice frigat and Soldiers of that 
place, who had leave to come hither. 

The Merchants acquaints, that the Moors have seiz'd 40 Ox Loads of the 
Comp^ : cloth and carried it into S' : Thoma, being come away before their orders 
could reach their ffactors for not sending more, and they further acquaint Us, that 
they understand the Nabob has sent to seize all cloth in the Weavors hands with 
their Accompts. 

Att A Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pi'it, Peesident & Governouk 
Fbanois Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

The President read his acco' : of the R* : Hon"^* : Comp'' : Cash for the 
month of January last, Ballance being Pag^ : 39,865 : 13 : and Charles Bugden 
cll^ ' Secretary read his Acco* : Fees of Passes for ditto month, and pays into the R* : 

[Secrejtary Hon''^^ ; Comp : Cash Pag. 2 : 24 being their part. 



Wednkb- 

DAT llTH 



Honblo 
Comp 



Aocot 
[Janiy :] 
read. 
Stores of 
Powder & 
shot to be 
provided 
for this 
place & Fort 
B* : David. 



A Letter 
to ye : 
French, 
Dutch & 
Dean about 
oar present 
circnms- 
tanoe, with 
the Moors, 
read. 

Persons 



report what 
neooBsary 
to be cut 
&o» : for 
the safety 
of y" : 
place. 

Bed earth 4 
overplush of 
the Bedfords 
Kintlage 
sent from 
Bengali to 
be oontinued 
on board. 



The Warehousekeeper is order[ed to deliver] the Storekeeper Forty Candy 
Salt[petre to make] into Powder, and that the latter bu[y . . . ] Brimstone 
for that use and the [Warehouse]keeper is further order'd to deliver the Forty 
Candy Lead to make into shot, [ • • • ] that he send fifty bags of Saltpetre 
[to Fort] S' : David "^ ship Sarum, and the Pa[yma8ter] to Boy and send like- 
wise five Candy Brimstone thither. 

This day again the Governonr [summoned] a Qenerall Councill, and produo'd 
a Letter [which he] had wrote to the ffrench, Dutch and De[ans to] advise 'em of 
our circumstances and [the] occasion thereof, also the necessity of [our] joining 
together in this matter (at [Councill] after this Consultation) which was [ordered] 
& agreed that it should be translated [into] Portuguez, but to defer the sending 
[of it] tomorrow night, in expectation to [hear] some news from our Mulla 
before that. 

In regard that severall houses and [gardens] lye very near the new wall and 
works of Black Town, Tis order'd that Mess" : Empson, Marshall, Chardin, 
Affleck, Seaton, Sin[ • • • ] and Gunner view the same and report [what] 
is necessary to be cut and puld down for safety and good of the place. 



The President and Councill of Bengali having Laden a parcell of red earth 
for the Bedford Kintlage, when they thought they should not be able to procure 
enough Saltpetre but afterwards unexpectedly meeting with more than the 
Kintlage of the Ship, desired us to take out the red earth, which will not vend 
here, and put the Company only to the charge of fetching it ashore £ind Godown 
Room, for which reason wee have sold the same to Cap* : Hudson at Invoice price, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 15 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701-2 [Hth] 

and continue the Saltpetre over and above his Kintlage, it being according to his 
request in writeing, which paper is order'd to be sent the Company on said Ship. 

Order'd that the old Silver Plate received f" Ship Sarum from the West [ow "Wer] 
Coast be deliver'd the Steward, who is to melt it down and take charge thereof. from[we*st 

coast Jdelivd : 
ye : Steward. 
[Comp* :] 

Having occasion for Godown room for Grrain Ac": It is agreed that the ^'''^"^ *° ^\ 
Comp : Silver bein^ Twenty four chests be deposited in one of the Presidents in yeroov"! 
Lodgeing rooms, till the present troubles of the Moors are over. Lodgeings. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFRANCIS ElI.IS. 

Tho : Weight. 
M : Bmpson. 
Thom^: Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 
Draught of a Letter wrote in Portuguez 

TO THE FrKNOH, DuTOH & DeANS 

Govern'^ : & Counoill at Policherry, 
Negapatam and Tringombab Viz^ : 

HonbI'K . &cA . 

Some days since [ • • • ] arrived Doud Cawn at S' : Thoma, with [con] 
siderable forces of horse and foot, when [prejtended great friendship to us, but 
daily [endeavouring] to get us to send some English [men] Vissit him, which wee 
excus'd, knowing [they] had sent for people of all the Europe Na[tions] which 
made us jealous^ 'twas about [some]thing relateing to the Pyrats, so at [last] see- 
ing, wee resolv'd to send no English, shew'd our Vacqueel an order from the 
[President] copy of which comes inclos'd, and [as we were] inform'd, he has also 
an order to seize [the] heads of all Europe Nations, and hee himself to carry 'em 
up to the King or make 'em sign a Paper to Pay what his Subjects [had] Lost by 
Pyrats. Hee has already seiz'd a considerable quantity of Goods of Ours, [&] 
also our Merchants ffactors and Weavers in the country, and stop'd all Provisions 
comeing into this Place, and intercept'd Letters, and what else he can effect he 
[will] not wee beleive leave unattempted, and are sure hee intends, as he prevails 
[how] it shall be a Leading card to all Europeans in consideraHon of which, 
wee think wee are all equally concern'd, and beleive wee should find it our 
Interest to join and assist each other in this matter, which if you Approve off, wee 
desire you'l assist us with some pi'Ovisions and men, which may be a means to 
keep off tho evill Day from your selves, resolveing never to comply with tlieir un- 
reasonable and unjust demands. 

Wee defer'd sending you the foregoing till wee had heard from our Vacqueel 
in the Nabobs camp, who return'd this day and gave us an acco' : of the unreason- 
able demands of the Nabob, which was, that wee must Surrender our estates and 
ffortifications into their hands, tor that the King would suffer none to be in his 
Country, saying, that if wee were Merchants, wee had no need of Fortifications 
and many otJier uuaccountaDle expreshions, which makes us think, there can be 
noe accommodation, but such as may tend to our ruine and all Europeans. Wee 
desire your speedy answer to. 

Hon'"'' : &c^ : 

Yo' : most faithfull flPriends 

& hum*"'" : Servants. 

Thomas Pitt. Matt : Empson. 

FRANCIS Ellis. Tho : Marshall. 

Thom : Wright. John Meverell. 

Fort S'^ : George 

12^'': Feb«^: 170i. 



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[llTB] 

The Generall Letters to Metchlopatam [and] Vizagapatam of the 7*'* : 
Instant and Di8[patched] that day, being intercepted by the Moors [at] Policat 
& carried to S* : Thoma, DaplicHte again forwarded, with an addition to [bear] 
this date, by means of a Poligar. 

News was also brought us, that a Generall Pacquet from the Dep. Gov"" : &c* : 
Councill of Fort S' : David was intercepted by Doud Oawn at S' : Thoma. 
,0 Received '^ ( -attamaran Generall Letter [from] the Dep'': Gov': kc^ : 

Councill of Fort S' : David [dated] the lO''' : Instant, with copy of another [dated] 
1^^ : ditto, (the original being yesterday [seized] by the Moors) with copys of 
severall other papers as '^ List of that pacquet. 

THnRSDAY Att a Consultation 

do: 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Governour 
Feanois Ei.lis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Tho : Marshall 

M^ : Meverell Indispos'd. 

Letters from Generall Letter from Fort S* : David [dated] the 10^'' : Instant, with copy of 

sti David! another dated the 7*": ditto (the original being intercept[ed by] Doud Cawn') 
read. ' read, also Letter to dittos [of] this date, read and approved. 

place ttbe'^ The Warehousckceper is orderd to Lade on board the Bedford, what bales of 

Laden on y*i Calicoes here, as the Comander calls for them. 

fMuUa'^re]- ^his day the Governour Summond a Gen" : Councill, to acquaint 'em with 

turns from what Mossage the Mulla had brought from the Nabob at S* : Thoma which was 
reiL^s^what such rodamantads stuff, that wee could hardly give credit to it, he demanding 
was [toidj Possession of our Mint ; That his people should come into our Town, View our 
^^™' Godowns and take an Acco* : of our Estates, and that wee should put one 

hundred men of theirs in possession of the Black Town, and then hee would 
write to the King that wee had obey'd his order, and that hee wo**: write and 
make an attestation in our Behalf's, unto which wee must wait an answer, other- 
wise he would fall in upon us and make us Surrender by force of Arms, and cutt 
us all off : hee also told the Mulla, that if we're Merch*^ : what need had wee of 
such a ffortification and so many Guns, which is an Argument that has been 
much us'd by the new Comp* ; servants, since their dropping into this Country, 
and as wee have been inform'd, the same has been urg'd to the King and the 
great men of the Kingdome at the Camp. 
[No] answer Twas agreed that no answer be returnd to this message, as not being worth 

to be made our takeing notice of, but Tacitly to Defie their Threats. 

[Peiper^^ ^^®^^ ^^^^S » parcell of Pepper in Town brought lately from the West 

bot : for the Coast, Tis order'd that the same be bought for the Company, Cap' : Hudson 
S^nT Cm ^ allowing the over plush of the Companys price, and that the Warehousekeeper 
Bedford. Ships the same aboard the Bedford [if] the Comander desires it. 
Letter & There being a report of our sending ships into S' : Thoma Road, to Batter 

protest from the placo (the Nabob making it his refuge) so intimidated the Portuguez there, 
st^^Thoma°^ that the Bishop sent us a Letter and Protest. [The] Translates are enter'd 
and the after this Consultation and the Governoura answer thereto. 

G-0V8 : 

answer. ThO : PiTT, 

FFRANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^: Marshall. 

Supposeing the Advice that I [have] to be true, that Your Hon' : was 
resolved to [send] a ship or two to this Port to Bomb the City, [with] intention 



Biartj and Consultation Booh, 1702 17 



-FOBT ST. GEORGE, FEBBUART 1701-3 [lira] 



to Destroy it, was tho reason of [my] writing this, and to present Yo"" : 
Hon' : y*' : in[closed] Protest, in the first place, humbly desire your Hon' : to 
desist from your Intent, since the Inhabitants have not deserv'd it, who on all 
occasions have behaved themselves as his ffriends and thankfull for the kind- 
nesses Yo' : Hon' : has treated them withall, but when Yo' : Hon' : will not 
desist, I oHer the inclosed Protest in the name of the King of Portugall, whose 
City this is. Your Hon' : ought not to think strange of this Protest, for intreat- 
ing according to our Justice and right, it is not against the Rules of Friendship 
and good will, which I owe your Hon' : and from thence I hope your Hon' ■ will 
accept of it, with the courtisie wherewith I offer it. God preserve Yo' : Hon' : &c*. 

Your Hon" : 
S': Thoma22'*: [12?] February 170^. Hum"'*' : Servant & Friend 

Bishop op Meliapub. 

To THE GOVEEN" : OF MaDEASS. 

Don Gaspar Alfonso Bishop of the city of S*^ : Thoma and Meliapur and of 
his Majesties Councill, by the absence of the Deceased Cap' : More Lucas Luis 
de Qliveira, Wee understand by a constant report from Madrass, that Yo' : Hon' : 
with the advice of your Councill has made ready one or two Ships with Instru- ; 

ments of warr to come to this Port and destroy this City of S' : Thoma, and 
supposeing that wee persuade ourselves that this is only a Report and that Yo': 
Hon' : will not put in execution what is said, this being a city of the King of 
Portugall (and under his flagg) wherein there is a Bishop Cap' : More, Ovidore 
and other officers (accustom[ary] in a city) made by him, and that your Hon': wiU 
not break nor act against the Peace over so many years between the Crowns of 
the Serene Kings of great Brittain & Portugall cheifly since the Inhabitants of 
this city [have] not given any cause thereof, but rather showed themselves on all 
occasions as [true] friends, but when Your Bon', dos resolve against these 
reasons, and break the friendship between the two crowns, wee do protest [against] 
Yo' : Hon' : once and many times, as to the [rights] and customs of this place 
in behalf of [y^ : king] of Portugall and to this City for all the Evills [and] 
Damages that shall thereby Succeed, of all [which] Yo' : Hon' : is to be account- 
able to the most S[erene] King of Great Brittain, to whom shall be represented 
all the Prejudice you do to the [king] of Portugall and this city, and wee desire 
[you] to accept of this Protest with the Courti[sy with which] wee offer it unto 
You, for the good of our Just & right. S' : Thoma 22"^ : [12 ?] February 170^. 
Don Gaspae Alfonso Bshp op [Meliapub]. 

To HIS LOEDSHIP THE BiSHOP OF S^ : ThoMA. 

I received Your Lordships Letter [with] the Protest and observe the contents 
ther[eof] and shall take due care to preserve the union between their Majesties 
the King of Portugall and the King of Great Brittain, and the ffriendship that is 
between Yo' ; L** :ship &c* : and us, for which 1 have a great value, not in the 
least doubting, that Yo' : L* :ship or any of yo' : nation, will by advice or other- 
wise give any assistance to our unreasonable and unjust Enemies, so craveing 
Yo' : L :ships Blessing for success to our arms against 'em and wishing you all 
health & prosperity, I am 

Fort S* : George Yo' : Lordships most Obedient 

12'*" : Feb'^ : 170^. Humble Servant 

Tho: Pitt. 

Our Mulla return'd to S' : Thoma, and order'd to remain there to advise us 13 

of aU Occurrences from time to time. 

Dispatchd "^ Cattamaran for Fort S' : David (to be forwarded thence) our 
Letters to Policherry Negapatam & Trincombar all of yesterdays date, the 
Draught being enter'd in this Diary, incloseing also translate of the MoguUa 
HosbuUhookum. 
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[13TH] 



FURT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701-2- 



15 



16 



M'' : Chardin acquaints the President he has received f" Cattamaran a Letter 
from the ffrench Gov'' : at Policherry, which advises, that a Gusbadar with six 
horfle were come there from Doud Cawn, to desire their Assistance of Ships and 
men against this place, but the Gov"^ : pleading great Business, excus'd hearing 
the message upon their arriv[al] and that night Dispatch'd their three Ships for 
Europe; also advis'd, that the Nabob had sent for the ffrench Second to come to 
him but they were told, he being Sick could not go. 

Ship Pearl Samuel Heaton Commander [arrived] from Amoy in CMna, and 
brought a Letter from M' : Gabriel Roberts Supra Cargo of the Loyall Cooke, by 
which 'tis fear'd he will try to finish his business so timely as to save Passage 
through the streights of Mala[cca] but must go by the way of Batavia [which] 
will make it June or July ere hee arrives here. 

News brought from S* : Thoma, that one thousand Poligars are come down to 
Doud Cawn's Assistance, and now in S': Thoma. 

Sent the Mulla at S' : Thoma to be delivered the Nabob, Duan & Buxie Forty- 
eight [China] Oranges, there being no more good br[ought] which were kindly 
accepted but the D[uan] bid the Mulla write the Gov"" : to send One hundred more, 
that he might send 'em[to] Court, which, is understood to be One hun[dred] Slioes 
of Gold, or so many thousand Pag[odas] or Rupees. 

Dispatch'd ^ an Inhabitants Pattamar [ ■ • • ] Letter to S' : John Gayer 
&c* : Councill at Sur[at] of this date, incloseing the translate of MoguUs Hosbul- 
hookum and the proceedings of Doud Cawn. 



MONDAT 

16i" 



[PftgS: 1000 J 
Order'd the 
Paymr : 
Aoco*»: for 
Dec : read. 



Freemen's 
horses for 
ye ; service 
to be main- 
tained by 
them. 
Neoesaarys 
for ye : 
Hospitall to 
be provided. 
Payrar .- to 
supply the 
Peddo 
Naigue A 
the several 1 
Casts with 
money to 
pay their 
peon 



Att a Consultation 

Prese7it 

Thomas Pitt, President & Govekn" : 

Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thom. Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

Order'd that One thousand Pag, be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster for 
defraying charges Garrison. 

M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read his Acco" : for the month December 
last, particulars Viz* : 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... Pag: 

Charges Extraordinary ... .. ... „ 

Charges Diet ... ... ... .. „ 

Charges Generall ... ... ... ... ,, 

Acco* : Present .. ... ... „ 

Charges Cattle ... ... ... ... ,, 

West Coast „ 

ffortifications & Repairs ... ... ... ,, 

Pag : 2508 : 17 



472 


;'.o 


3 


31 


805 


17 


436 


19 


3 


16 


47 


_ 


185 


28: 


53 


20: 



In regard of the present troubles wee are under and the necessity wee have 
of horse, and for encouragement of all the Comp. Serv*' : and freemen that have 
horse and that will lend 'em dureing these troubles, wee order that the Paymaster 
find 'em with horse meat [at] the Companys charge. And that he also [keep] in a 
Store of necessarys for the Bospital that in case wee come to Action, there be 
nothing wanting. Likewise that for the present supply the Pedde Naigue with 
money for the Paying off his People which must be deducted out of his Revenue 
and further, that he advances money for the present to Pay the Peons raised 
[by the] severall Casts, which charge must afterwards be defrayed by them. 



IDiari/ and Consultation Book, 1702 19 

FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701-2 [16thJ 

There being an Ensigns Employ vacant by the death of Richard Jolly, It is ^n Ensigns 
orderd [that] George Harrison as eldest Serjeant succeed him, and that the ^^^^ '**' 
Secretary forthwith [send] out his Commission, but that his Pay [Com]mences not 
till the 'f'°'° : of next month. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

FPRANuis Ellis. Thom' : Makshall. 

Tho : Wrioht. John Meveeell. 

Information being brought, that a Boat of the Comp": Goods from Kisnapatam 
was Seiz'd by the Moors in a Cattamaran off Policat, a Musaola was imediately 
sent hence that way in persuit of 'em and four Portuguez Soldiers well Arm'd, 
with orders to Destroy such, who opposes the bringing away the Goods. 

Att a Consultation Tuesday 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Governoub 
Peancis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Generall Letter to the R* : Hon^'" : Comp* : of this date read and approved. [Letter to 
Agreed that the President remits One thousand Rupees to Mahomud Hussen ^onbie :] 
our Vacqueel at the Kings Camp to defray his charges. read. 

[Rs.UOOO 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. to be remit- 

FFEANCis Ellis. Thom^ Marshall. t«'3^ya<=<iwei 

Tho : Weight. John Mkveeell Kings 

[Comp]. 

To prevent interception by the Moors [Duan sent] "^ Pattamars on a Boat ISi" 

to Ramiapatam there to be sett ashore, the Presidents Letter to our 
Vacqueel at Court, with a Petition [to] the Mogull, Letters to Assed Cawn 
Grand Vizier, Zulphaker Cawn and Wottum Chund giving 'em an acco^ : of 
Doud Cawns pro[posals] also was sent an attestation sign'd by the Principal 
Inhabitants of the place. 

A Brigantine belonging to the Dan[es] from Bengali bound for Tringombar 20 

[which] brought Generall Letter from President i^c" : Councill dated the 20**" : 
January, with [duplicate] of another the 1 5* : ditto, the Original being sent 
overland. 

Att A Consultation Feidat 

20Ta 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, Prksident & Goveenour 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom : Marshall 

John Meverell 
M" : Ellis indisposed. 

Order'd that Richard Phillips bee [Bnterltain'd in the Gunroom. Knropeans 

entertained 
in ye ; 

A Generall Councill being Sumond. Gunroom. 

This day our MuUa acquainting us that he had been discourseing the 
Buxi[e] about the troubles wee are now under, who outwardly seems to be our 
ffriend, and was telling him that there was no other way to get clear of 'em but The Busies 
by a Petition to the King, and that the Nabob, Duan & himself would likewise ^commo°da. 
send another in our behalfs, so the Mulla desired that he would be pleas'd to '■'"'• 

3.A 



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[20TH] 



'Genenll 
Letter! 
read. 



-FOBT ST. GHOBGE, FEBRUARY 1701-2- 



advise the method of those Petitions which he immediately did, as enter'd after 
this Consultation, so after peruseing of 'em, wee conoluded to give no answer as 
not worth our takeing notice of, but agreed to send for our Malla hither tomorrow 
morning to give an acoo* : of his Negotiations. 

Generall Letters from Bengali, dated y*": 15*'' : & 20*'': January read. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Bmpson. 

FFRANOis Ellis. Thom°: Marshall. 

Tho : "Wright. John Meveebll. 



The Method fob the Gov" : of 
Chinnapatam to write his Majestie the 

MOGULL drawn by THE BoXIE. 

Doud Cawn and Mahomed Syde Duan have received your Majesties Hosbul- 
hook[um] to them, the purport whereof, is to seize [our] Effects, stop our Trade 
and confine our [persons | Wee humbly lay our Lives and Estates [at your] 
Majesties Mercy and are always Obedient to your Commands, nor are wee blame 
[worthy] being altogether innocent of any Pyracies committed either to Mussellmen 
or any [others] but on the contrary have made it the utmost of our endeavour to 
destroy those rogues. Our ships are continually going and comeing on this side, 
and to this hour never rob'd [or] plunder'd any ship whatever. I hope your 
Majestie will take this into yo' : gracious consideration and lay no blame upon ua. 



From the Nabob, Duan & Buxie 
TO THE King. 

The English of (Uhinnapatam h[umbly] lay their Jjives and Estates at your 
Majest[ie3] Mercy, whom wee have invested round [in] Order to seize their Effects, 
and have already taken what Goods wee could find, nor are they disobedient to 
your Majesties comand. 

Wee have made strict inquiry and find that they have ships always comeing 
and going too & fro in these parts, and to this hour 'twas never known that they 
have plunder'd either Mussell-men or others, besides they have been very 
serviceable to yo"" : Maj"^' : Armies, in assisting Cawn Bahawdar against your 
Enemies with their Lives and fortunes, by whose means the Cornatta Country 
came to abound so much in wealth, and as to Presents they will Pay, into yo'' : 
Maj""^ : Treasury in the terme of Four Years, the Sum of [Lacuna in the Original] 
and will keep the Seas clear in these parts. 

Wee humbly intreat Yo"" : Majestie to be favourable to 'em, and lay no blame 
upon 'em. 

Dispatch'd this night ^ Cattamaran Gen" : Letter to Fort S' : David, of this 
date, ordering 'em to send by open boats what bales remain after the Sarum and 
Bedford Sloop are Dispatch'd. 



Saturday 
21st 



[ . . . ] 

Paintings to 
be valued 
[aooor]ding 
to ye : good- 
ness of work. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
Thomas Pitt, President & Governoub 
Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom': Marshall 

Jn° : Meverell 
M* : Ellis indispos'd. 
Whereas there has been Four hundred peices of Fine Paintings, which the 
Painters we[re to] be allow'd for according to the fineness of the [work] Tis 
order'd that the Councill view them and [send] for our Merchants to give their 
advice [thereon] that so the Painters may be paid for y^ : same. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 21 

FORT ST. GEOBGH, FEBRUARY 1701-2 [218t] 

The MuUa return'd this evening [from] S' : Thoma and acquainted us with The MuUa 

[abundance] of Discourse he had with the Nabob &c"' : [from] whom he had great Th^a & our 

intimations that [they] wanted from us a very great Sura of [money] to all which ^!''®°'\""*° 

wee bid him answer tha[t wee]ow'd 'em nothing, their King nor his [country] ig toTeii ye*i 

nor would wee give 'em any thing. Nabob 4c»: 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

PFEANCis Ellis. Thom' : Maeshai.l. 

Tho : Weight. John Mbverell. 

Ship Chalton John Fountain Comander arrived from Metchlepatam, which 22nd 

be[longing] to M"" : Pitt the new Companys President of that place, and being sent 
hither to raise additional Subscriptions for a China Voyage the Govern"" : order'd 
M' : Jaxon & y** : Comander off again, upon their first coming ashore. 

The Govern' : having intimation brought him of some people that were 
coining false Pagodas in their house, hee imediately sent and apprehended three 
with their instrum* : who were clapt in Irons and committed to the Marshalls 
custody. 

Ship Nadee Madud, Meera Macumadoo Noquedah belonging to the Moora 
arrived from Bengali. 



Att a Consultation Mokdat 

23m 
Present 

Thomas Pitt, Feesident & Goveenoue 
Thomas Weight 
Thomas Maeshall. 



Yesterday here arriveing a Ship of M"" : Pitts from Metchlepatam to raise [A ship of] 
subscriptions for China Voyage, which wee esteeming a prejudice to this Port, JJom ™etoji-| 
It is order'd that the following Paper be fixt on the severall Gates of the city in all lepm: gent 
Languages Viz* : . ^'*''" *° , 

stock for 
China. 

Wee being credibly inform'd of Pirats being abroad, and that they have taken [Measnrefl] 
sev": Ships, and whereas all Country Ships are of little force, so that without *» prevent 
any great diflBculty they become a Prey to 'em wherefore to prevent any misfortune [robJingH 
of that nature to the Inhabitants of this place, wee doe hereby give notice, that if 
silver is procureable wee intend two Europe Ships well man'd [and] Gun'd, this 
next Season to Emoy & Canton. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

PFEANCIS Ellis. Thom°: Marshal^. 

Tho : Weight. John Meverell. 

Received Generall Letter from Port S* : David dated the 14*'' : Instant sent 23 

by Cattamaran but meeting the northerly winds, could [go] no further than 
Sadraspatam from w [hence] by Peons it was brought Overland co[meing] from the 
Moors. 

Early this morning ship Hampshire Zachary Tovey Comander arrived from 24th 

Canton in China. 

The Gov' : sent to our Mulla at S* : Thoma two hundred china oranges, half 
for the Nabob, the other half equally between Duan & Buxie, and in the evening 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701-S- 



25" 
26 th 



re[ceived] a letter from the Mulla that he had accordingly deliver'd 'em, and 
discourseing the two former about severall matters [touching] our present troubles, 
all seems to hang [on] the Duan for Accommodation, the Nabob declareiug hi& 
agreement to w''' : y** : other [does]. 

This evening Ship Dansbourge arrived from Trincombar Laden with Grain. 

Last night Sloop Bedford arrived from Fort S': David, and this morning the 
master came ashore with the Pacquet, which contain'd Generall Letter dated the 
19* : Instant &c"^ : papers with Invoice for 81 bales amo' : to Pag. 5ol7 : 23 : 2 
adviseing that the Nabobs orders had reach'd AbduU Labby at Chellumbrum &c' : 
Phousdars for their beseigeing that place, as by a letter the said Abdull Labby 
wrote the Dep : Govern' : and that therefore they expected down in a day or 
two a great force to join from all parts likewise that the Moors had seiz'd in y' : 
country to the amo* : of bO (or) Forty thousand Pagodas of the Hon*"'^ : Comp : 
cloth. 



TflngSDAY 
do: 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



[Another] 
part of a 
Letter to 
[the] Compa: 
read. 
[Letters] 
reed: read. 

r . . . ] 

V a Sloop 
from Fort 
[St : David] 
to be traver- 
8'd [on 
board] ye: 
Bedford. 
Gunner 
entertain'd, 
Pag. 250 pd : 
ye : Washers. 

Money & 
Stores 
order'd for 
Fort St ; 
David. 



Pag. 1000 
order'd yo ; 
Paymr : 



Thomas Pitt, 
Thomas "Weight 
Thomas Marshall 



President & Goveen^ : 

Matthew Empson 
John Meveeell. 



Addition of this date to our Letter to the R* ; 
"^ Ship Gosfright read & approved. 



Hon^'^ : Company to be sent 



Generall Letters from Fort S* : David dated the 14''' : & 1 Q''' : Instant &c» i 
papers therewith receiv'd read. 

Sloop Bedford being last night arriv'd from Fort S' : David with eighty One 
bales [of] Calicoes of the Companys, the warehousekeeper is order'd to cause 
them to be tra [versed] on board the Ship Bedford. 



Order'd that Samuel Owen be ente[rtained] in the Gunroom. 
Order'd that Two hundred fifty Pag[odas] be advanc'd to Saulo &c' : 
Washers for their present maintenance & to secure 'em here. 

The Bedford Sloop being design'd [to sail] tomorrow for Fort S' : David, It is 
order'd on her there be sent the following Viz'' : 

Pagodas ... ... ... ... ... ... Two thousand. 

Butter ... ... 10 jars. 

Oyle 20 d": 

Gunnys ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 50 p» : 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for Defraying charges Garrison. 



Tho: Pitt. 
feeancis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 



M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Mevebell. 



27th 



Received Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the l?*"*: Ins': ^ 
Pattamars, who came thro without being examin'd by the Moors. In the night 
Bedford Sloop saild for Fort S' : David by whom sent Generall Letter of this date 
with Invoice & Bill Lading for Two thousand Pag': &c*: Btores. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 



23 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1701-2 — 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt, President and Govkrnour 

Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson John Mevekell. 

Order'd that John Sharbourn, Mitchell Banks, and Samuel Wood be enter- 
tain'd in the Gunroom. 

M'' : Thomas Wright warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon 
nine thous'* : Pagodas on acco* : Silver and Goods sold. 

M' : Matthew Empson read his Sea Custom acco*" : for the n 
last, particulars Viz* : 

To custom on Goods Imported and Exported this month .,, Pa 

To custom on Grain 

To Anchorage 

To Tonnage 

To ffreight as "^ Ace* : f-ticulars 



Saturday 



Wood be 


enter- 


Europeans 




entertain'd 




in the Qnn- 




room. 


"" : Comp : cash 


9OO0 paid by 




ye : waro- 




honsekeeper. 


onth November 


Custom 




aocots. for 




Nov : last. 


: 576 : 15 


50 




21:- 


90 




12: — 







27: 28 


— 




142: 18 


70 




:779: 27: 10 





Pag' 

Generall Letter from iletchlepatam dated the 17*'' : Instant, also translate of Letters 
[the] Generall Letter from the ffrench at Poliche[rry] dated 4 March 1702 s. n. Kecd:Eead. 
both read. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

FFBANCis Ellis. John Meverell. 

Tho: Wright. 



Last night ship Sarum Christop : Dixon arrived from Fort S* : David and 
brought Generall Letter from the Deputy Gov' : (fee' : Co[uncill] dated the 26*'' : 
past &C'' : papers as ^ List, [her] Invoice for 479 bales am*'' : to Pag' : 35331 : 6 : 

[ • • • ] 

The Govern' : & Councill signd the following order Viz* : 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to [cause] the 479 bales from Fort S* : 
David '^ ship [Sarum] to be travers'd on board the Bedford. 

Thomas Pitt. Matt : Empson. 

FFEANcis Ellis. Tho .- Marshall. 

Thomas Wright. John Meverell. 

Yesterday in the Evening the Generall Pacquet to the Hon^'* : Comp* : was 
deliver'd Cap*: Harrison, who then Embark'd, and early this morning ship 
Gosfright saild for England. 



March 



Sunday 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
Thomas Pitt, President & Goveenoue 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell. 
The President read his Acco' : of the R* : Hon*''" : Company's cash for last 
month, Ballance being Pag' : 405.^5 : 27 : 1. 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated y^ : 26**" : Instant, read. 



Monday 
2"". 



Acco* : Cash 
for Peby : 

r Letter] 
from Port 
St : David, 
read. 



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■ FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1701-2- 



[2ni>] 

Bedford Cap* : Hudson acquainting us that ship Bedford will take in a considerable 

tTFbe^^'^* number of Bales more than the Sarum brougbt yesterday from Fort S* : David, 

laden]. and the Warehousekeep"' : now produceing a List of Turn'd out Cloth in the 

madr^''''°° Godown, It is order'd that the same be taken in and valued accordingly and then 

accordingly, embaled and sent aboard. 

Tho: Pitt. 
PFEANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Bmpson. 
John Meveeell. 
Thom° : Maeshall. 



This Morning received '^ Cattamarau General! Letter from Fort S' : David 
dated the p"° : [Inst] which advises they were not so closely Beseig'd, but that by 
stelth, some Gram & Fire wood was brought into their [precincts] also therewith 
received a Generall Pacquett from the Dutch at Negapatam & another from 
Trincombar in answer to our Letter wrote them the 12^^ : past. The former 
with a specious excuse for not assisting us [with] men, saying they are under fear 
of trouble from the Tanjore Country, and to shew [they] want their complement 
of force in Garrison sends us abstracts of Letters wrote by them [to] Zeilone 
and Batavia, requesting recr[uits] and that the late storme having damaged 
their magazein of Provisions, they can [not] supply us with any, concluding, with 
feign'd strein of sorrow and wishes for [a happy] Issue from our troubles. The 
Danes a]]e[dge] their circumstances at this time are [very] weak, having had great 
mortality amongst their Europeans both ashore [and] belonging to their ships, 
which we have reason to Credit : But they sent a Sloop of Provisions, which 
arriv'd this evening. The Mary Smack William Adams [master] arrived from 
Bengali, by whom receiv'd Generall Letter from President Beard &ca : dated the 
6"' : past Ac" : papers as "^ List of Pacquet adviseing of a report spread by the 
new people that the Mogull will Issue out his Orders to all Nabobs, Phousdars 
&c* : for seizeing our Comp : servants and their Effects for satisfaction of the late 
Piracies committed on the Moors shipping, and that therefore they are prepareing 
for their best Defence both on shore and on the River. 



Wedneb- Att a Consttltation 

DAT 4™ 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, Peesident & Goveenoue 
Feanois Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Maeshall 

John Meveeell. 

reo^d*T^ Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the ^""' : Instant, also translates 

sent, read. of Letters from ^'egapatam and Trincombar and our Letter to the ffrench at 
Policherry of yesterdays date, all read. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFEANcis Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Bmpson. 
Thom': Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 25 



FORT BT. GEOEGi:, MARCH 1701-2 [4tb] 

This evening our Mulla return'd from S' : Tlioma with the four English men 
stopci there by the Moors as noted in Diary of [the] 9* : past, who were all 
Tasheriffd each w[ith] an ordinary Shaal, and by them the [Nabob] sent his Salam 
to the Governour. They acquainted us the conference he has had with the Nabob, 
Duan and Buxie, wlio all [by] their answers gave broad hints of a great sum of 
money they expected from us, which they promise to wi-ito to Court on our behalfs. 

Dispatch'd ^' Cattamaran Generall Letter to the ffrench at Policherry of 
yesterday's date, and to the Dep^' : Gov'' : (fee* : Councill of this date, reprehending 
the latter for permitting a small vessell to be fitted out [on] their road, who wee 
hear since is turn[d] Pirate, having given chase to other [vessels] on this coast, 
and that they endeavour to app[rehend] 'em. 



Thuksday 

5T1 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
Thomas Pitt, President & Govebnour 
Francis Ellis Thojias Wright 

Matt: Empson 

John Meverell. 
Generall Letter from President Beard [&c] 
&^ : past &c* : papers therewith receiv'd, read. "eld." 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to Traverse on board ship Bedford from the ^^^^^^^ 
Mary Smack what bales she can take in, and that the rest be sent ashore, only the ^°[Mary 
150 bass Salt-petre remains for her Ballast, and that the Smack be forthw* : well Smack] tobe 

r, -^ tS • ' r iiTi 1 • i'/-i traversed 

man d & Gun d to go m persuit of a small Fjrat wee hear is on this Coast. remainder to 

be landed. 
[Order'd] 
that she be 

in persait of 
a[Pyr]at. 
[ Muster] 

The Paymaster is order'd to muster ship Bedfords men. ship 

Order'd that Marcello Leal be entertain'd soldier in this Garrison at Two [soidier] 

entertain'd. 



pagodas ^ mensem. 



Tho: Pitt. M: Empson. 

FFRANCis Ellis. John MEVf;BELL. 

Tho : Wright. 



Our spy Braminys from S' : Thoma brings advice that the ffrench Secretary 6, 

from Policherry arriv'd there yesterday, and had this day presented the Nabob, 
Duan and Buxie in Liquors & Rarities to the amo* : by calculation of about Eight 
hundred Pagodas. 

Dispatch'd ^ Country boat Generall Letters to Metchlepatam of this date 5t= 

with the [ • • • j watch mended formerly sent hither for that purpose. 

Att A Consultation Friday 6th 

Present 
Thomas Pitt, President & Governoub 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matt : Empson Tho : Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Agreed that the President be Paid Pag' : 5707 : 5 : — being for Candy s 308 p^s ■ 6.707: 9. 
M"^ : 9 : 22 lb. Pepper bought for the Hon"'" Company at [ . . . ] Pagdas f; ^epperf 
Candy. 



26 Records of Fori St. George 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1701-2- 



[6th] 

Pags : 1,000 Order'd that One thousand Pagodas [be] paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Pay- 

charges*"'^ master [for] defraying charges Garrison. 

Garrison. 

Letter to ye: The Accomotant producos his Letter [to] the Auditor-Generall of the '25"*: 

Auditor , ^ r- r r t " -^ ,1 

Gen": read, past and [ • • • | which was read and. appro v d. 

^*?jji2')oto Order'd that Twelve hundred Pngodas be paid Cap*: Eichard Phrip, being 

8tip sarum for sbip Sarum bought at Outcry for the Hon"" : [Comp^:] and that she be forthwith. 

shel'^di*^*" fi™ish'd with necessary stores and Dispatch'd, to Lye at Fort S' : David as a 

patchdtoiye Guard Sliip, and that tli[e] Comp^' : Lead formerly spared the Ow[ner] continued 

»hi^ at°ffort aboard, nnd Six thousand Pagodas be sent thither by her, the Dep'' : Gov'' : and 

St : David. CounciU having by their Letters importun'd us for money. 

Letter^o e • Gonerall Letter to the Hon'''*' : Company of this date to Parag. the 6. read and 

Campa : approv'd. 

read. ^^ 

oM 500°* ' Order'd that the amo' : of Fifteen hundred Ryalls 8/8 be paid the (^^ommander 

Eyaiisipaid of ship Bedford upon char terparty terms at the rate of 16| weighty Dollars '^ 
of Bedford" "^^^ Pagodas the now price currant of silver, as "^ his request enter'd next after 

on Charter- thiS ConSultatioU. 

Portnguer^' The Portuguez Train'd Bands having lain at their Arms ever since the Nabobs 

Traind bands comeing to S* : Thoma, and most of 'em consisting of poor Seafareing and Handy- 
pay from the Craft men, who have familys to maintain wee think it reasonable and necessary 
Company. £qj. ^\^q Comp : Affairs at this time, to allow 'em Pay from the time they took up 
arms for Defence of the place, without which they are not able to subsist, and 
accordingly 'tis order'd that the Paymaster forthwith give 'em their Pay. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

FPEANCis Ellis. Thom' : Maeshall. 

Tho : Weight. John Meveeell 

to the hon^^'^ the goveenoue &(.'* : 

councill. 

Whereas by a clause in Charter party (respecting the ship Bedford) with the 
R' : Hon'''' : East India Company, it is agreed that in case the said Ship shall be 
detain'd in India longer than four months after her first arrivall, that the said 
Company shall supply the Commander of said ship with a sum not exceeding 
[Two] thousand Peices of Eight for the necessary supply and VictualUng of said 
ship, I therefore make it my request that you'l please to furnish me with the sum 
of One thousand five hundred Peices of eight for the Uses aforesaid which wiU. 
oblige. 

Yo' : Hon" : &c'' : most hum''''' : Serv*. 
Fort S' : George 6*^ : March 170^. John Hudson. 

7 About noon ship Bedford was full, but gave no notice thereof by fireing a 

Gun as usual to conceal from the Natives and Moors her intended Departure. 

Received Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 24"' : past, when, as 
they write, they were under no apprehension of troubles from the Moors, but that 
the Rajahs were encamp'd within a League of Vizagapatam and had great forces. 
Deliver'd Cap' : AVilliam Adams Commander of the Mary Smack his Dispatch 
and Commission for sailing to the Southward in persuit of a small Pirat on the 
coast, as has been represented to us by Letter from the Danes at Tincombar. 

9 Deliver'd Cap* : John Hudson his Dispatch with the Box q**^ : our Generall 

Pacquet to y" : Hon'''" : Company, and about 3 O'clock this afternoon Ship Bedford 
saild for England. 



Diary and Consultation Boole, 1702 27 

FORT tiT. GEOhQE, MARGE 1701-2 

In the night ship Sarum saild for Fort S* : David, to Lye as a Guard ship H 

there, by whom sent Generall Letter to the Dep'' : Govern"" : &c" : Coiuicill of 
yesterday's date, incloseing Invoice and Bill Lading for 6,000 Pag^ : &c* : stores. 

Hec'* : Letters from our Vacqueel at the Mogulls camp, adviseing that matters ^^ 

between the Moors and Europeans at Surat were near accommodated (tho then 
not freed from their confinement) the English having paid for the two sliips taken 
by the Pirats in the streights of Malacca, upwards of 2,82,000 Rup' : in Broad Cloth 
kc'': Goods, and that y'' : Dutch for the three Moco ships in spices &c" : had paid 
upward of 456000 rupees, This being made known to the Mogull, he then order'd 
an answer to our Kings Letter, with a Dagger valued aboot 5,000 Rupees, and 
sent both to S"" : W'" : ISTorris at Brampore and an order to y*^ : Nabob of that 
place, to permit biui to go on his way to Surat. 

Our Spy Braminys from S* : Thome acquaints that the Dutch arrived there 
this morning from Policat, with a Present for the Nabob Ac" : 

Receiv'd ^ Pattamar Generall Letter from the Cheife &c" : Councill of 
Vizagapatam dated the 17*'' : past confirming the late Metchlepatam advices of 
the Rajahs being encamp'd within a League of the fFactory : therewitli also rec*^ : 
Generall Letter from Bengali dated lo**" : Jan'''' : last &ca : papers inclosed, the 
copys being sent '^ Mary Smack. 

The Bedford Sloop William Murphy Master arrived from S': David, by whom 13 

receiv'd General Letter from the Dep'' : Gov'' : &c" : Councill dated the 9*'' : Instant, 
with Invoice and Bill [of] Lading for 86 bales amo'= : to Pag. 7,607 : [35 : 3] sent 
by her, whereupon the following order was sign'd by the Gov': and Councill Viz' : 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to unload the Hon''''' : Comp. bales from Fort 
S' : David on board the Bedford Sloop. 

Thomas Pitt. 
FEANois Ellis. 
Thobj'* : Wright. 
Matt : Bmpson. 
Thom : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Our Mulla from S' : Thoma acquaints that this day the Dutch attended the ^^ 

Nabob w*'' : their publick Present consisting Viz* : Scarlet Cloth, Silks, China& 
Japan Ware and spices (what given privately, is not known) who after some 
small discourse and. having been commended by j" : Nabob for obeying bis com- 
ands, took leave and went away, when both he and y" : Duan ask'd our Malla 
why the English did not also come, who answer'd, that their repeated indignities 
to 'em was a sufficient reason ; in the End, the Nabob told our Mulla wee did not 
well consider our fault, and that if wee regarded the welfare of our Trade (hee 
having a kindness for us) did by way of advice ofi'er to make up the Business, 
wee paying 30,000 Rupees, to which the Biulla reply'd he had no Power to assure 
so much, and wonder'd he should insist on it, satisfaction having been made at 
Surat. 

Received Generall Letter from Fort S* : David dated the rj"-'' : Instant, 17 

adviseing matters in respect to the Moors are much at the same rate as lately 
inform'd, therewith also receiv'd Gen' : Letter from Anjengo dated the 22*^ : 
Jan''' : last, incloseing copy clauses of Surat letters to Bomjbay from the 29* : 
Nov'': last to the 80"' : [Dec'l which iatimates that our fPactory at Surat was 
then so closely Blocked up, that no provisions was suffer'd to be carried in, but 
had a certain daily allowance of water, wood Ac" : sufficient only to support 
Nature. 

4-A 



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Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1701- 



TUESDAY 
17™ 



ATT a C(JNSULTATlriN 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq''., President and Goveknoub 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Tho : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 



Payment of 

money 

order'd. 



Fort St : 
David Cloth 
to be wash'd 
<S( View'd. 
Pag. 260 

paid in 

Cash for 

passengers 
to England. 



Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M"" : Thomas Marshall Paymas- 
ter for defraying charges Garrison and that Pag^ : 132 : 21 bee paid the Mint- 
master being for charges and Loss on Twenty one thousand Negapatam Pagodas 
melted down and coin'd into Pagodas of this place. Likewise that seven hundred 
thirty five Pagodas be paid by the Warehousekeeper to the owner of ship Sarum 
for Freight of 909 bales from Fort S' : David, and Treasure and stores sent thither 
as'^ acco' : particulars now deliver'd. 

Agreed that what Brown Cloth lately received from Port S' : David be deli- 
ver'd out to the Washers, in order to be cur'd, and that the same with all the 
rest thence be View'd by us. 

The President pays into the R* : H : Comp : Cash two hundred and sixty 
Pagodas, being for permission of Passage of the following ^sons for England, 
Viz*: 

Mrs. Nicks her two Children ... ... ... Pag** : 

Robert Fleetwood ... ... ... . ., 

Lewis de Paz and bis slave boy ... ... ,, 

John Stigginson ... ... ... ... ,, 

Thomas & El iz Wrigbt 

Anthony Pennyston ... ... ... ...■ ,, 

One black Wench 



52 


— 





26 








52 








26 








52 


— 


_ 


26 


— 


— 


26 


- 


- 


260 


- 


- 



Letters reoei- 
ve'd, read. 



Soldiers & 
Gunr : 
entertfl , 
Leave for 
Capt: GoBt. 
lin & his 
family to 
r«move to 
Metohle- 
patam. 

Town Coni- 
coplya Duty 
to be paid. 



Joshna Pago 

order'd 
Steward. 



G-enerall Letters from Vizagapatam dated the 1 V**" : February, from Fort S* : 
David dated the 9* and 12"' : Instant, and from Angengo dated 22"* : January 
&C'' : papers all read. 

Order'd that John Mackassar be entert'': Souldier, and Philip Seoul in the 
Gunroom. 

Cap* : Armiger Gostlin having been a long time Inhabitant of this place and 
Employs growing scarse, has Petition'd us for leave to remove himself and ffamily 
to Metchlepatam where he has imbark'd [ for ] Employ in M'' : John Pitts 
Service for China, so considering the great charge he has of, a ffamily to main- 
tain, and the reasonableness of his request, wee have granted the same. 

Woota Lingua the former Town Conicopley lately dying, Tis agreed that 
his former allowance of Twenty five Pagodas quarterly be paid his son Manan- 
gapah, it being agreeable to the Custom of the Country, and that what owing on 
that account be accordingly paid. 

Wee intending to remove M"^: Henry Davenport from being Steward to 
be[come] Secretary, and there being no fFactors or Writers fitting to succeed in that 
Employ, being wholly ignorant of any part of Oeconomy, the President has 
recommended One Joshua Page as a proper person for that Employ, as having 
been a Housekeeper in England, so hope he'l manage it more for the Companys 
Advantage than it has formerly been, and accordingly he's order'd to take charge 
from the first of May next. 



Diary and Gonsultation Booh, 1702 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 170 1-2- 



[17th] 



One Pag. 1.000 to 
their last lietter Metohie- 



There being a boat tomorrow bound for Metchlepatam, tis Order'd 
thousand Pagodas be sent them in charge of careful! Peons 
adviseing they had not then one Pagoda in Cash. 

Tho : Pitt. M: Bmpson. 

FFRANCis Ellis. Tho : Marshall. 
Tho' : Weight. John Meverell. 



Dispatch'd General! Letter to Fort S' : David of Yesterdays date '^ Cattama- 
ran, and to Metchlepatam of this date*^ Boat adviseing'em with tlie late news 
received from Court and Surat. 

Nothing worthy an Entry about the Moors at S' : Tlioma since the 13*: 
ins'. 

Our Mulla remitted hither from S' : Thoma Copy of News arrived there from 
Court, which agrees witli our Vacqueels advices received the 12* : Instant, that 
restitution is made for the Moors Demands at Surat, and y'': Mulla acquaints hee has 
been very industrous to make it known in all Companys, also that hee told the 
Nabob it now behov'd him to w* : draw his forces, who answer'd, that he could 
alledge a thousand things against us beyond our power to Defend, from which'tis 
to be infer 'd what he wants. 

Sloop Benjamin Bawkera Bakeer Noqueda arrived from Junkzeilone. 

Ship S** . Maria Cojah Sapher Noqueda arriv'd from Pegu. 

Ship Chindadree Ignatio Swares Pilot arriv'd from Pegu. 

Ship Boon Viagio Diego Moroose Pilot arriv'd from Pegu. 

Sent the Nabob (fec'^ : some Pegu Oranges, who returned 'em with an answer, 
y* : they were only fitt for Children. 

Received Generall Letter from Metchlepatam dated the 5* : Instant, adviseing 
that the new Comp'' : people there had received Letters from S'' : William Norris, 
whereupon they reported he had got the Mogulls Phirmaund, and Publish'd it 
round the Towne with y® ; Country Musick, and by Dischargeing great Guns from 
the shore and on board their ships in the road. 

The Mary Smack William Adams Coinander Csent hence in persuit of a 
supposed small Pirat) arrived from the Southward, by whom received Generall 
Letter from the Dep^' : Gov" : (fee" : Councill dated the 23''' : Instant, with Invoice 
and Bill Loading for 110 bales, adviseing that the suspected Pirat (being only an 
Open boat) return'd of themselves with Arrack bouglit at Cullumbo, and were 
come into Cuddalore river, having only three Europeans. 



23 



52 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



Wednes- 
UAT 25™ 



Thomas Pitt Esq'' : President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 



Generall Letter to Bengali of Yesterdays date read and Appro v'd. 



Letter to 
Bengali, 
read. 



- paid into 
thousand OaBhor 



M' : Thomas Wright read his Warehouse Acco* ■ for the 
& February last, and pays into the R' : Hon"'^ : Company Cash Fii 
Pagodas on acco* : of silver and Goods sold. f^^^^ *"*= 

Order'd that Thomas Willowghby and Henry Ward be Entertain'd in the '^'^° Gannera 

o ./ ^ entertain d. 

'Gunroom. 



30 



Records of Fort St. George 



[25™] 

Paps : 1,000 
paid ye : 
Paym'' : & 



Letters 
receiv'd, 
read. 

Bales from 
Fort S* ! 
David to be 
unloaden. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARGE 1701-2 

Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be paid M"" : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges Garrison, and that he Pays Pag': [8...]for Court charges 
in an Action between [M'] Daniel Chardin and the Hon''''' : Company the latter 
being cast. 

G-enerall Letter from M'' : Thorn"* :[...] at Calicut dated the 27*'' : 
January last and from Fort S' : David the 23" : Instant read. 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper [send] the 110 bales from ffort S* : David 
on board Mary Smack. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

FPBANcis Ellis. Thom': Marshall. 

Tho : Weight. John Meyeeell. 



26th Received a Letter from our Mulla at S' : Thoma adviseing a long conference 

he had had with the Buxie, setting forth their abuses and unreasonable demands 
on this place, which by his answer was rather commended than otherwise [& gave 
that] nothini^ but a Round Sum must [free us] from our present troubles. 
28'^"" Dispatch'd ^p Country boat General) Letters [to] Metchlepatam & Vizaga- 

patam both dated this day. 

Ship Chambers fingat Cap* : Tho : South Comand[er] arrived from England, 
having been m°5 : d''14 : from the Downes, on whom was M'': John Dobben Supra 
Cargo bound for China, and came out in Compauy with the Orenzeb Cap* : Blewet 
Comander also bound for China both under tiia Direction of M'' : Dolben, but 
parted in Blowing weather. 

Sloop Greyhound Thomas Edwards Master :^rriv'd from Bombay, and brought 
Generall Letter from the Dep^' : Gov'' : &o/ : Oouncill therein dated the ultimo 
February and p""" : Instant which advises that the News by an Armenian Cossed 
is, that within a day or two from that time matters would be accommodated 
between us and the Government at Surat, tho the Generall Letter dated 2* : 
February received by the above Sloop from S'' ; John Gayer &c^ : Councill at 
Surat, gives no such promiseing hopes, but on the contrary, that they were then 
under the former constraint in the ffactory : That the M[oghul]had broken open 
the Hon'*''^: Companys AVarehouse and taken out to the Value of 2,o5,000 Rupees 
and seiz'd all Goods at the inland places of Investments, and makes further 
demands of 3,00,000 Rup^ : for satisfaction of Hussen Amad. 

Ship Acheen Merchant Samuel Hart Co[mander] arrived from Mocha, having 
to\ich'd at [ . . ] and other places on that Coast and cam [ • - • ] 

from Anjengo. 

Ship Endeavour Elias Bates Master arriv'd from Bengali, by whom received 
Gen' : Letter from President Beard &c'' :' CounciU dated 17"' : last &c* : papers as 
<^ List. 



MONDAT 

SO™ 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq," : President & Goveenoue 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom : Marshall 

John Meverell. 



J^e'eefved GeuBrall LottorB from Surat dated 2'': Febfruary] from Bombay the 28"': 

read"'' ' ditto & 'f-""" : lustaut [ . • . ] and from Bengali the 1 7"' : February &c* : 

paper received, all read. 
f^^*"^Pen'' all ^'^^ Warehousekeepor is order'd to unloade the 250 bags of Salt-petre from 

be unioaden. Bengali [received on] board the Ship Endeavour. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 



31 



FORT ST. 9E0RGE, MARGE 1701-'2^ 

Order'd that the Mary Smack [ . . . ] for Bentrall to sail the lO"" : next 
month, [and] that a Note be affixt at the Sea Gate to [give] notice thereof for 
liberty of Freighting [on] her. 

M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster read [the] Acco'^ : for the mouth January 
last, particulars. Viz' : 

Charges Garrison .. ... ... ... .., P: 

Charges Extraordinar}' 
factors Provisions ... 



[30^ 



Return'd 
Bengali. 



Charges lUet 
Charges Generall ... 
Charges Cattle 
Acco* : Present 

West Coast 

Metohlepatam 
Fortifications & Repairs 



1 ,398 : - 

:'7 : 26 

2: 12 

451 : 33 

433: 34 

106: 12 

22 

31 : 25 

26: 24 

84: 9 



?B : 2,572 : 17 



Tbe Accomptant is order'd to draw out the Acco' 
ilary ending the 25* : Instant due to the Hon"*' : Comp* 

Tho : Pitt. 

FFEANOis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 



of the laat half years [Account- 
Servants in this place. Ztl^l^l. 

M : Empson. 
Thom': Maeshall. 
John Meverell. 



Our MuUa from S* : Thoma advises, that [he is] inform'd, yesterday arrived 
there Assed Oawn's Letter, confirming what done by Doud Cawn &c'' : in seizing 
all Goods belonging to j" : [English] which wee believe is only given out, to 
hasten our complying with their demands, the [Nabob] often biding the MuUa 
apply himself, [to the] Duan, who says they must have 30,000 [Eupees.] 



Att a Consultatiojs- 
Present 



TuESDAT 
[3 1st] 



Thomas Pitt Esq," 
Feancis Ellis 
Matthew Empson 



President and Govervour 

Thomas Weight 
Thom : Marshall 



John Meverrll. 

M'' : John Meverell read his Land Custom Acco*' : for the months of January Land Castom 

& February particulars Viz'. ^^f ■ ^°' ^ 

Jan'y; Choultry Custom Pa: 39: 13: 26 "" '' 

Eegistring Slaves ... ... ... „ — 24 : — 



Febi-y : 



Choultry Custom 
Eegistring Slaves 



Pag' : 


40: 1 : 


26 


Pag- 


18: 4: 
— 16: 


18 


Pag»: 


18; 20: 


18 



Order'd that One thousand Pagodas be Paid M''. Thomas Marshall Paymaster Pags : i,ooo 
for defraying charges Garrison. PaVr*^-' 

The 28* instant M'" : John Dolben arrived here in the Chambers frigat from [a/r™ Doiben 
England, [and told] us he belongs to the old Bast India Company but having ftu*^oham "' 
brought no Letters from them wee thought it necessary to desire him and the bera Wgat 
Comander to appear this day before the Govern'': and Councill, who gave the ^™* *"•■• 
following acco* : Viz*. 



Records of Fort St. George 



[31 ST] 



lleason of 
their oome- 
iDg here. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1701- 



" That they left England in October and came out in Company with another 
" ship call'd the Orenzeb, both bound for China under the Direction of M' : 
" Dolben &o* : and the reason of their comeing here, was, the resolution of the 
" Comander, who considering 'twas better lying here than in Batavia till the 
" proper season offer'd for their pro[ceding] to China ; and M'' : Dolben told us 
" that [he] had a Pacquet for the President & Councill which was not to be 
" deliver'd till his re[turn] from China, but gave us a Letter from the Company 
" for the West Coast with a flying seal. And his belonging to the old Co[mp3] is 
" confirm'd to us, by several! private[s] to the President and others. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Bmpson, 

PFEANCis Ellis. Thom': Marshall. 

Tho : "Wright. John Meverell. 



[3bi> April] 




Ship Sedgwick Henry Harnet Comander arrived from Persia and Anjengo. 

Sliip Princesse Sophia belonging to the Danes arrived from Persia & Surat 
Simon Goodman Comander. 

Brigantine Deborah Edward Pemmell Ma[ster] arrived from Anjengo, and 
touching at Fort S* : David, brought thence Grenerall Letter from the Deputy 
Gov'' : &c''' : Councill dated the 4''' : Ins' : when they write, they were under the 
same circumstances in respect to the Moors Beseigement, as by their late advices. 

Received Grenerall Letter from Metchlepn tarn dated the 20'^ past month, 
which mention their laying up a store of Provisions in the ffactory suffi- 
cient for one month, apprehending some dang -r from the Moors late advices 
being arrived there, that an order has been sent, the Nabob of those parts to seize 
all the Europeans with their Effects, but the Nabob being- in a Fort surrounded 
by the Morrattas, said order had not then reach'd him. Also therewith receiv'd 
Generall Letter from the Cheif &,(f- : Councill at Vizagapata™ : dated the 4"" : past, 
adviaeing matters are agreed between the old Nabob & Rajahs, the former having 
paid 'em a Laack of Rupees ; that the Rajahs were not Disbanded, tho at some 
further distance from our ffactory than by their last advices. 

Messages from and to the Mulla at S* : Thome but nothing material to be 
Noted, since the [31'*: past]. 



Wednes- 
day 



[Letters] 
received, 
read. 

Payment of 
money on all 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President and Governour 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 



Generall Letters from Fort S* : David dated the 4* : Instant, from Metchle- 
patam dated the 20"' : March last and from Vizagapatam the 4*'': ditto, all read. 

Order'd that Four thousand Pagodas bee paid Kittee Narrain, being for 
one bill of Exchange drawn by the Cheife kc'^ : Councill at Metchlepat" : dated 
the 20* : March last, and Pag° : One hundred & seven. 23 fan^ : be paid Cap* : 
Armiger [Gostlin] for one other bill drawn by the Dep^' : Govern"" : &c" : Councill 
of Fort S' : David dated the 2^ : Ins* : and that one thousand Pagodas be paid 
Thomas Marshall Paymaster for defraying charges Garrison. 

The President read his Acco* : of the R' : Hon*'''' : Comp. Cash for last month, 
Ballance being Pag^ : 26,809 : 19 : 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 



FOHT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1702 [8"] 

The Accomptant and M': Marshall appointed, delivers in their Examinations Mr : sowdoa 

of 460 Dollars said to be wrong'd cliarg'd [on] M'' : Sowdon, which is enter'd [46O] Doiirs": 

next against this Consultation, and the same now confirm'd by us, who being sent said to be 

for, [was] acquainted therewith. ThT^g^d on 

M'': Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon''"' : Comp^ : Warehouse- 

Cash Five thousand Pag' : on Acco' : Silver and Goods. into^c-ish''^'' 

5000 pags : 

Order'd that Thomas Sherwin [bee] Entertain'd in the Gunroom. %^^r^A ■. 

The Nabob and his army having here a considerable time, stopping all Trade Army at st : 
and Provisions, and very much increaseing daily the Companys charges, which ^J^d^^ai to"' 
has not only been very prejudicial to the Company in tlieir Trade and Revenues, this peace. 
but likewise to the whole place in Generall, and finds now that they d.ecline very tolf offer'V 
much in the Demands (which wee impute to the advice they have, that the 'em, provi- 
Merchants demands at Surat are satisfied) wee have thought fitt, to prevent ^_^'* ^"-] [aie- 
greater inconveniences, to employ One Seliam Beague an Inhabitant of this deiiYd:]to 
Towne, to offer 'em the Sum of Eighteen thousand Rupees, provided they deliver chantT]!'^" 
up to our Merchants the Goods & money they have seiz'd belonging to this place 
and Fort S': David which Sum of Eighteen thousand Rupees (considering the 
long time they have lain here) we beleive will be no inducement for him 
to come again, or any of his Successors hereafter, and accordingly 'tis agreed 
the President pays the same sum upon the Terms aforesaid and not otherwise. 

Tho : Pitt. 
PFRANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom'' : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

To The Hon^^^ : Thomas Pitt Bsq^: 

President & Gov'' : of Fokt S'' : Geo : &C'' : Council. 

C3k3 . 

In persuance to an order of Consultation the 24*'' : December last, wee have 
examin'd the Four hundred and Sixty Dollars demanded by M'' : Sowdon as an 
iniary done him by M"" : Charles Fleetwood, who wee sent for, and produc'd 
the York Fort Consultation of 8"' : May 1693, that charges him therewith ; which 
justified by said Fleetwood in our presence and nothing appearing material to 
rstreng]then M"": Sowdons allegations to the co[ntrary] wee find no reason to 
alter the same, [and] conclude it to be a due charge upon him 
Dated in Fort S* : George this 2'^ : April [1702] 

Francis Ellis. 

Thom' : Marshall. 

Ship Monsoon Joseph Child Comander [ • • • ] from Bengali, by whom 9 

receiv'd Gen^ : Letter dated the 23"^ : February last Ac'' : papers [as] f> List of the 
Pacquet, which cheifly observe what the Armenians report of y" : Govern' : at Surat 
having p'lunder'd the old Comp^ Factory there of 185,000 Rupees in Goods and 
therefore the President Ac"- : desires a supply of money hence, fearing upon this 
news, they shall fail of having Credit from the Shroffs. 

The President & Councill sign'd the following Order. Viz' : Monday 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to cause Eleven hundred bags of salt petre 13^= 

to be unloa[den] from on board the Monsoon sent from Bengali by her. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

Fra : Ellis. Thom' : Marshall. 

Tho : Wright. John MKVKBELr,. 



34 



Records of Fort St. George 



[13™] 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1702 

Julien Curtada&Ferdinaado Rodigues Topasses Volunteers were Discharg'd. 
at their request. 



Thursday 
16™ 



Letter from 



read. 

[Pag«:]130: 

25. 51 paid 

into cash 

[on accot :] 

Town 

conieoplys 

Duty. 

Custom 

Aceo*» : for 

DecT. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq": President and Govern": , 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

The Accomptant delivers in the Acco' : Salary for the last half year ending 
25"' : March last, amounting to Pag' : 1097 : 3 : 2 which is Order'd to be paid, 
and that One thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster for 
defraying charges Garrison. 

General I-etter from Bengali dated the 23<^ : February, read. 

M' : Thomas Wigmore Receiver of the Sea Customs pays into the R' : Hon : 
Companys Cash Pag: 130 : 26: 51: on Acco' : Town couicoply's Duty for 12 months 
ending the Ultimo October last, 

M"": Matthew Bmpson Sea Customer read his Acco' : for the month December 
last, particulars Viz' : 

To Freight rec'' : '^ ship Dutches, at Metchlepatam P. 40 : 23 : 50 

To Ditto 'v^ Advice frigat from Bengali „ 124: 1:80 



Pags: 164 : 25 : SO 



and pays into the R* : Hon*''*' : Comp : Cash 
Viz' : Acco' : Freij» ht 
Acco* : Customs being the Ball ; of that month 



... Pa: 



307 

.537; 



[...] 
[...] 



Pag: 1,144: [..] 



Sea CuBtom 
Acoots : for 
Janry : & 
Teory : read. 



Viz* 



Also reads his Acco" : for the months of Jan"'-^ : and February last, particulars 



Jan"^? : To Custom on Goods Imported & Exported 
To Custom on Grain ... 

To Anchorage ... ... 

To Tonnage ... 



Pags : 4,000 
paid into 
Cash on that 
Accot: 
Pags : 13 : 
7. p(i : for 
Essays reed : 
from Fort 
St i David. 



... Pag": 892: [...] 

... „ 427:[...] 

... „ 34: [...] 

- " ^6: [...] 

Pag- 1371: [.. ] 

... Pag^: 2,210: [31] 
... „ 308: [35] 

- .. 56 •• [-] 

Fag,: 2,575: [30.] 

and further pays in Four thousand Pagodas on Acco* : custom of thost^ months. 



Feb'"'': To Custom on Goods Imported & Exported 
To Custom on Grain 
To Anchorage 



The Mintmaster pays into the R* : H[Comp] Cash Pag: 
much rec'' : from Fort S* : David to be Essayed here. 



13 



heii 



Tho: Pitt, 
ffrancis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 



M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marsha I 
John Meverell. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 H5 



-FORT ST. Gi:ORGE, APRIL 1702- 



[18XHJ 

Ship Madapollara Jackaroy Noqueda arrived from Pegu. 

Ship Johanna William King Master sailed for Bengali, by whom sent Generall 
Letter to Presid': Beard &c"' : Councill dated the la"" : Instant. 

M' : Dolben Ac": this morning Bmbark'd onboard the Chambers frigat for rai] 

China and in [the] night saild. 

Ship Sapher Salamut Antonio Farnando Pitt arrived from Pegu. [22J 



Att a Consultation Thuksdat 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : Pkesident & Govern" : 
Ekancis Ellis Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall. 
The President pays into the R* : H*''" : Comp : Cash Fourteen Pagodas and Moneys paid 

oz. cwt. into Cash. 

four Cash, being [for] 1 : 11 of Gold deliver'd by M"": Higginson as the Ballance 
of M"" : Soame's Acheen account and the Paymaster pays Twenty two Pagodas 
for an old founderd horse Sold. 

S\A. lb. 

Order'd that the Paymaster pay for Can. 12 : 2 : 21f of Brimstone to remain [To pay] for 
as [a] store and that the Warehousekeeper delivers the Storekeeper Fifty Candy bon"ht°°^ 
Salt-petre for the use of the Garrison and the Storekeeper is order'd to refine the Sait-petre 
Petre and Brimstone aforesaid [to be] fit for making of Powder. ye-^sfore- ' 

keeper. 
Wth : ye: 
Brimstone 
are Refin'd. 

M"" : John Affleck &c'': ffreighters of the Hampshire pays into the R' : Pags:80oo 
Hon'''^: Comp*: Cash Eight thousand Pagodas for the hire [of a] ship to Canton cash'[fo° 
in China and back to [y . . .]. freishtmt .• 



-^ of ship]. 

Agreed that the President redelivers the R* : Hon*"'" : Comp. Treasure Si'jertobe 
Deposited [in] One of his rooms (as |* order of Consultation the 11"' : February EnpeeB." ° 
last) to the Warehousekeeper and that he delivers the Mintmaster [Silver] to be 
coin'd into Rupees for the Comp : Acco* :. 

M' : Henry Davenport read his Stewards Acoo^" : for the month ffebruary ^'^'"'f/.'^j 

last. . Febry : 

read. 

There having lain for some years in [the R' : Hon'''' :] Company'' storehouses ibeCump: 
Naival Stores to a considerable amount, and more particularly those that were ^^Hfs 
brought out by the Tav[estocke] which cost extraordinary rates in England that Order'd to 
our endeavourino- to get prime cost for 'em, has given others oppertunitys to sell *^°' 
[them] (who have since brought out the same sort of Stores) at much cheaper rates, 
and the Companys still lyes by, which must of [Necessity] be very much decay'd : 
So to prevent greater Loss thereon. It's order'd that the Storekeeper sell off all 
Navail Stores of the Companys at the currant prices of the place, acquainting the 
President therewith, when he's about disposeing of 'em. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFKANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thomas Marshall. 
JoHif Mevkrell. 



36 



llecordit of Port 8t. George 



FORT ST. GHOBGE, APRIL 1702- 



23d 

25 

27 
Tuesday 

28TH 



M' : Jaraes Allix ffactor died and was that evening intered. 
Dispatch'd Generall Letter ^ Boat to Vizagap[atam] of this date. 
Received General Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 25''^ : Instant. 
The following order was sign'd by the Gov"": & Councill, viz* : 
The Warehousekeeper is order'd to cause the 150 bags Salt petre on board 
the Mary Smack sent from Bengali to be unloaden. 

Thomas Pitt. 
PEANcis Ellis. 
Thomas Weight, 
Matt: Empson. 



In the night Ship Charlton Armiger Gostlin Comander saild for Metchle- 
patam, being from thence bound to China. 



Thdbsdat 



Att a Consultation 
Present 



Thomas Pitt Esq" 
Fjjancis Ellis 
Matthew Empson 

John Mevekell. 



President & Gov^ 
Thomas "Wright 



Mint aooots : 
for i mos : 
read. 



Page : 1777. 
8 : prt : intc 
CaBh for 
Custom on 
Gold coim'd. 
Liquors 
bought. 



The President as Mintmaster read his Mint Acco'^ : for January, February, 
March and [April] month, particulars Viz* : — 
Jan'^y : To Oastom on Gold 

Feb: To Ditto 

March '!'o Ditto 

April To Ditto 



15- 
469: 

1,118: 

172: 




1,777: 


[8] 



which sum of Seventeen hundred Seventy Seven Pagoda' 
now paid [into] the R' : Hon : Companys Cash. 



Pag^ 



and Eight fanams is 



Order'd that Five hundred fifty Seven Pagodas & Thirty two fanams be paid 
of Cash for the following Liquors bought for the supply of this and the Subordi- 
nate ffactorys, Viz* : 

Pa. Pa. 

Pipes at ... ... ... ... ... ... 55 



Madera Wine 6 
Plorance Wine 

ds. 

Strong Beer 2 



Bott. 
Ch. 19 : at 



32 



Pag^ 557; [32J 



Land 

Custom 
Acoots : for 
Mai'oh read. 
& 



PagB: 68: 
paid into 
Cash on thai 
Accot. 



M' : John Meverell Land Customer read his acco'* : for the month March 
last, particulars Viz*. 

Choultry Custom Pa. 20: 12: 

Town Brokers „ 10: 13: 

Eegistring a Slave „ ... 8 



Pag^; 



and pays 
Customs. 



ito the R' : Hon"" : Comp" : Cash sixty eight Pagodas on Acco* : Land 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 37 

FORT tiT. GEORGU, APRIL 1702 [-3OTH] 

Generall Letter from Fort S' : David dated the 25*'' : Instant, read. Letter from 

Fort St: 
David read. 

M^ : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper pays into the R' : Hon'''- : Companys Pags = 8,500 
cash Eight thousand Five hundred Pagodas on account Silver and Goods sold. Paid into 

Cash by 

Waxehonse- 

keeper. 

M"" : AUix being lately dead, 'tis order'd that W : William Jennings succeed wm:[jeii- 
him in Calicoe Godown under the Warehousekeeper. A°^omted 

in ye ; Go- 

Generall Letters to Surat & Anjengo both dated the 28"' : Instant read and [Lrtters] 
approved. ^^""-^ '^^*<'- 

M'': Matthew Empson Sea Customer pays into the R* : Hon''^'' : Comp : cash Pags: 2,500 
Two thousand five hundred Pagodas on that account. p^''! '?*° 

° Cash [on 

accot 4] Sea 

The Auditor Generall having wrote out hither that there was an omission in pattlrne'ei 
Gov"' : Yales time of his not making good unto R* : Hon'"'*' : Comp : cash the Sum of MrT 
of Two hundred and fifteen Pagodas and Thirty fanams paid him here by the p^^g .'-■■■■' 
Trustees of Cap*: Paddy deceas'd, for which bills was given on the Company (& 215: 30 on 
paid by them) as appears by the Generall Letter which he himself sign'd dated pedVsr 1 
p"°: Feb. [1702] sent ^ Ship Chandos, which Sum the Presid' : & Councill ^ ' 
having demanded of the Attorney of M'' : Tale, who finding as before represented 
have this day paid said Sum into the R' : H : Comp : Cash. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FPRANCis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

John Meverell. 



Att a Consultation Exteaoedinart q^ 

Present 



[May] 



Thomas Pitt Esq" : Peesid'^ : & Gov'' : 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Mathew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Meveeell William Feancis 

Geoege Heeon Esq"" : Mayoe 
Daniel Chaedin John Afpleo[k] 

Cap^ : Feancis Seaton. 

Capt ■• Tovey on board & Cap* : Sinclare [ . . . ]. 

The Nabob (fee" : Kings Oflicers having lain before this place upwards of thi-ee proposeaiis 
[months] and interdicted all manner of trade & pr[ovisions] coming into this ofPer'dbyye: 
place, the latter grow[ing dear] makes it uneasy to the inhabitants, and [there] aocommo-*" 
having been some Overtures of accommodation from the Enemy, which the i^atioD. 
Governour has been daily importun'd by all sort? of people to accept of, occasions *'^'"'^* 
his 3umon[ing] this Generall Gouncill, whom he acquaint[ed] w*'' : every particular 
as entered after this [Consultation] which being debated, 'twas agreed much by 
[the] Majority that the proposeaiis be accepted and that the same be Negotiated 
and settled, Checca Serapa and Narrain, acquainting [the] Gov' : from time to 
time what progress [they] make therein. 

Tho: Weight. 

Tho : Pitt. 

pfeancis Ellis. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 



38 Rtcords of Fort St. George 



-FORT 8T. GEORGE, MAY HOS- 



The peoposkalls made by Kisnojee dodojee by Order op the Nabob & Duan 

TO THE GOVERNOUE OF MaDRASPATAM FOR AN ACCOMMODAnON 
OF THE PRESENT DIFFERENCES. 

Whereas by a late Order from the King all Trading and Provisions with the 
English has l^een interdicted at Fort S' : George and Fort S*: David, wee the 
Nabob and Duan do now reverse the said order, and do grant them free liberty 
to Trade in all places as heretofore they have done without let or Molestation, 
and to confirm the same to our people, do promise to give them our Perwanna, 
directed to all Phousdars, Kelledars, Oorrodees, Deshais Destramokys, Polligars 
and Inhabitants of all places whereto they trade, to be carryed by our Chubdars. 

That whatever moneys &c* : have been taken away either upon the roads or 
in Towns, or any place whatsoever, said Moneys &c* : shall be return'd to the 
Value of a Cowry, and our Merchants sett at liberty. 

That the villages and all that has been taken from 'em, shall be return'd and 
due satisfaction made for all Damages according to account. 

And whereas their 'I'rade has been stopped by the Kings Order Goods and 
money seiz'd, 'tis requisite that an order from [the King] be procur'd to revoke- 
the former, which oblige ourselves to do, and upon Comp[liance] with the afore- 
said articles, Twenty [Thousand] Rupees is to be paid by the English to [the 
Nabob] and five thousand privately to the [Duan] ; [ of ] which suiSs half ia to 
be paid upon cle[aring] the Villages, returning the Gram [they have] there- 
seiz'd, takeing off the stop on Tra[de and] provisions, and sending the Chubdars 
[to the] aforesaid Officers with Perwannas [to all parts] of the Country, whereby 
to order our trad'e to be] as free as formerly, and to restore all G[oodsj &c*: 
which were seiz'd and now lye in S' : [Thoma] and when the whole Business is 
compl[eted] the English to Pay the other half. 

6m The seige raised. 

5 Ship S'" : Cruce David Mascus Comander arrived from Manilha. 

Received Generall Letter from Metchlepatam, dated 23'''^ : April, which gives 
no apprehension [of] any troubles from the Government. Therewith received two 
Generalls from Vizagapatam one dated 10"' : February the other dated 10, & 
IS*** : past with copy of their Generall Bookes, ending April 1701 advising of 
mutxiall Visits past, and Treaty made between the English, and the New Nabob 
there, who premisses all manner of Friendship to the Company's Affairs, for our 
fidelity [to the] Predecessor, and the Moors Government. By the same Pattamars, 
allso received three Letters from the President, and Council of Bengali, dated 3'^ : 
6 & 10*: March &c'': papers, amongst which was Translate of the MoguUs 
Hosbulhookum to his Nabob there for seizing all English &c" : Hatmen w'^ : their 
Estates towards satisfaction of the robbery's committed at Sea by the Pyrats on 
Moors Shipping and accordingly had confin'd the Persons of those in our Factory 
at Patana, and seiz'd Treasure of the Hon''''': Company's to a considerable Amount 
att the Mint in Rajamaul. 

Thursday Att a Consultation 

7th 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Governotjr 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell. 

[Rb. 4] 5,000 The Warehousekeeper is ordered to Lade on board the Mary Smaok for 

ordered ~ "' "■ "'~ -.,, 

to be sent 

[to Bengali] 

^the 

Mary Smack. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 39 

FORT ST. GEORGE, HAY 1702 

Order'd that one Thousand Pagodas bee paid M' : Thomas Marshall Pay- [Pag«-] i.ooo 
master, for defraying charges Garrison. Paymastr"-* 

Gruapah &c* : Arrac Farmers pays into the R' : Hon^'" : Comp"' : Cash, Three Farmers pay 
Hundred Pagodas on that Acco\int. fcomps?]' 

Acconnt. 

Order'd that William Sharp, John Richard James Turrin, Christian Mathews, [OfficerBdia] 
John Carpenter and Henry White bee discharged the Gunroome for the Service of ow^o'^.'^Je'"' 
the Mary Smack to Bengali. [for the 

sprvice] of 
Mary Smaok. 

The warehousekeepor is ordered to sell at Outcry the Turned out Cloth Thetnm'd 
belonging to the Joint Stock Merchants, and that he receives them and bring the beLno-'ing to 
same to their Credit. ye: joint 

stock 
Merchts : 
orderd to 
be sold at 
outcry 
by the 
Warehonse- 
keeper. 

Generall Letters from Bengali dated 6'^ : and 1 0"' : March last (fee* : papers Genii : from 

received [today as] allso Letter from Vizagapatam, dated 10"'[ . . . ] : and 13*: ^^Xo'"''^ 

April and from Metchlepatam [the . . . ] all read. Likewise our Generall Letter Letters from 

■to [Bengali] of this date read, and approved. Fact^rys?"" 

Genii ; to 

Bengali 

Read. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to pay Freight of what Salt Petre sent from The freight 
Bengali Ships Endeavour, and Monsoon, at the rate of Twenty ^ cent as |3 petre'^b^y''"" 
Agreement. ships 

Endeavour 
& Monsoon 
from Benga I 
order'd to b 
pay'd. 

Peter des Pommarefor Account of Proby, payes into the R' : Hon^'*" : Comp" : Farmer of 
Cash 'I'wo Hundred, and fifty Pag' : for one yeares wine Licence ending the 25*'' : L^ice^ce pay 
March last. '°'o Cash 

Pngs:250on 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFEANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Ejipson. 
Thom^ : Makshall. 
John Meveeell. 

This morning the Mary Smack, William Adams Comand"" : sail'd for Bengali, 8™ : 

by whom sent Gen": Letter to President Beard &c* : Councill of yesterdays date 
incloseing Invoice & Bill Lading for 45,000 Eup^: 

Ship Noss Senhora de Rosairo, Francisco (Janor Pilot arrived from Macow 9 

in China. 

Received Generall Letter "(P Pattamars from S"' : John Gayer &c'' : Councill 10 

at Surat, dated y' : 24'^ : March last Ac" : Papers as "^ List, advising the old Moors 
Governour being Displaced, as is generally reported for his causing a Stop of 
Trade to that Port, and abuses to our Masters Affaires, & their Factors, and that 
the new Governour upon receiving the Phirmaund, for his being constituted in the 
others Place, admitted our Generall Ac": before any other Europeans to his pre- 
sence, giving S'' : John Gayer a Horse &c^ : allso bestowed on the President & the 
rest of the Councill to the height of what is customary, and taking off their Guard 
before they visited him, excepting five who are continued over the Generall, and 



Records of Fort St. George 



[10«] 



-FORT ST. GEORGH, MAT 1702- 



President onely, and hath promissed to use his endeavours with the King to get 
y" rest[traint] on our Goods at the Inland places of Investments taken off. The 
same Letter allso advises of S'' Will™ : Norris being return'd to that City from 
Court, but without any Phirmaund. 



Monday 

llTH 



Generall 

from Suiat 

read. 

Account 

Cash for 

April read. 

A Grainery 

ordered to 

bee built, 

and 

[ . . . ] 

Place 

appointed. 



Kabob 
insiBting to 
have [an] 
Englishman 
come to him, 
<fc 

gnpposd 
reasons for 
it. 

[To p]revent 
delay's it's 
[resolved to 
send ye :] 
Beery: & 
Narrain [to 
wait on] the 
Nabob wth : 
a Present to 
the value of 
1,000 Eup» : 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Govern^ : 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell. 

Generall Letter from Surat dated '24''' : March &c* : Papers received therewith- 
all read. 

The President read his Account of the Companys Cash for the last month 
Bail 5022 [ • • • ] 

Wee having extreamly found the want [of a] Grainery in our late troubles, 
all our Godowns [being] vary improper for that use, in so much that [ • . . 1 
of that nature have very much suffered for [want] thereof, Tis resolved that 
the Paymaster [forthwith] makes all manner of Provission for the Building of a 
Grainery in the place where the old Beating Godowns formerly stood, in such 
manner as the Governour from time to time shall direct. 

Wee having as wee thought concluded all matters with the Nabob as ^ 
Consultation of the S*^ : Instant, who now acquaints us that the same l^will] not 
bee finish'd 'till he has the respect paid hira of an Englishman to wait upon him, 
w"'' : having considered, wee conclude it's for no other end, [than] to have an 
Addition to his Present as is customary, when wee send an Englishman to their 
Durbars, so to prevent Delays, and hopeing thereby to get rid of our Present 
troubles, wee resolved forewith to send M"" : Charles Bngden our Secretary and 
Narrain to wait upon the Nabob, with a Present in Liquors, and Rarities to the 
value of One Thousand Rupees. 

Tho : Pitt. 

FPEANcis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 



18 



Ship Adventure Jonathan Harpet Master arrived from Bombay, by whom 
received Generall Letter from S' : John Gayer &,(f : Couucill at Suratt dated 2^ : 
April onely to Inclose copy of their [last] with Invoice, and Bill Lading for a bale 
of sa[tin] and parcell Garden seeds. 

Persuant to an order of Consultation of II"': Inst, our Secretary and. 
Narrain this morning proceeded towards S* : Thoma in order to wait on the Nabob 
with a Present of Rarities Ac" : who returning acquaints that by Directions of the 
Duans [Bra]miny Kisnojee, they stop at Trivlecane expecting advice from him, 
when would bee the most properest time to come to S* : Thoma, so about one a 
Clock at noone the Bramiuy sent with the Nabob just before was march'd away 
with the Army, and that the Duan, would have 'em [come] to Madrass with the 
Present, promising to [settle] up matters with the English, according to the 
proposealls of the 3'^ : Instant, by Persons he [promised] to send hither for that 
purpose. 

Ship Nadie Madud, Hodjee Noqueda sa[iled for] Bengali. 

This day the Governour to ease the great [care] wee are att, disbanded the 
Portuguez Malitia [and] quarter'd our standing Forces att their parti[cular] Posta 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 41 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 1702 |-18] 

as formerly, and order'd a Treat for each for their readiness dureing Nabob 

Dow'd Ca-wn lying at S* : Thoma. 

Sloop Good Adventure Nicholas Simons [Master] arrived from Calicutt. 19 

Ship Princes Sophia Simon Goodman [Coiuander] belonging to the Danes 

saild for Trincombar. 

Att a Consultation Thursday 

Present 

Thomas Pitt, President & Govern'^ : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell. 

Order'd that William Bush, Jn° : Ford, Step[hen] Emens, Mitchel Banks, [Men] 
Peter Jerow. Tho' : Weatcher Paul Springer, John Child, Samuel Wood, Richard ''^^"^'"ge'i 
[bee discharged] y" : Gunroome at their request. Gnnroom. 

The Warehousekeeper is order'd to sell off the Company's Lead for the most Lead to bee 
he can gett, but not under seventy Pagodas ^ Candy, and to make sale at Outcry ^°'^' * [*» 
of the Woolen manufactory remaining in the Warehouse to prevent Damage by ™AbV^ 
lying. ^^''oi^'' 

-' •= [manu- 

factory] in 
the Ware- 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper pays the President Four Thousand five [4,5ook8.] 
Hundred Rupees being for One bill of Exchange drawn by the Cheife &c* : ^^g^j^g^^ 
Councill of Vizagapatam dated lO**" : April last as ^ Letter of Advice of Ditto [by" he" 

Dates. Warehouse- 

keeper. 

M'' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper reads his Accounts for the month warehouse- 

march last and keeper read. 

his [account] 
inarch last. 

M' : Thomas Marshall read his Paymasters Account for the month February [p^y] Mastr : 
last particulars Viz* : reads Wb 

Charges Grarrisoa 

Charges Dyett 

Account Present 

Charges General] 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Extrw ordinary 

Fort St: David 

Fortifications & repairs 

Ordered th[atl One Thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Pay- [Pags ; looo] 
master for defraying: Charges Garrison, order'd to 

•' ^ " beep8id[ye:] 

M' : John Meverell pays into the R' : Hon""^ : Comp"^ : Cash Pag' : 32 : 8 : 42 [^pj^^al's 
Account Town Conicoply' Duty, Collected at the Choultry for fifteen m[onths P] calh bi"'" 
Ending December Anno 1701. Mevereii on 

Accot : Town 
Coniooplyes 
duty. 

Order'd that Twenty five Pag': be paid [A]nangapah for three months Town [Pags .25 
Conicoplye's Duty, ending ultimo April last. Conioopjyes 

Duty [fori 

three moths ; 

order'd 

to bee paid. 

Generall Letter from Surat dated 2'' : [April] last read. Letters 

^ * -■ receiv d 

6 read. 







Pa. 


1,805 : 

468: 

1: 


16 
5 

24 


Pag^ 


: 439 
95 


30 
35 








54 


32 






jj 


75 


29 






„ 


108 


4 






Pag» 


3049 


31 





AOCOtS ; 

February 
last. 



42 



Eeoords of Fort 8t. George 



[21"T] 

Sec'.V : 
reada bis 
Accot ! Fees 
of PaBsea : 
pays P 224 
on yt : 
Acco'. 

[a] Souldier 
& a (ianner 
order'd to be 
entertain'd. 
Gardens 
within a 
mile of 
IBlaok] 
Town 

order'd to be 
[viewed] by 
Mess" : 
E mpgon 
and Marshall 
& report the 
same. 
[Hatfcsjto 
bee prorided 
by Pay- 
master for 
ye : Portn- 
guez & 
English 
officers. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY I7i>2 

Charles Bngden Sec'^ : read his Account fees of Passes for the month April 
last amouat Four Pagodas, and pay's into the U* : Hon'''^ : Coin Cash Pag' : 224 
their part. 

Order'd that John de Soza Topasse bee entertain'd Souldier, and Henry 
Delow in the (run-room in this Garrison. 

Wee finding that Gardens within a mile [of the] the Works of the black 
Town to bee very incon[veniGnt] they giving very great Advantage to an Bne[myl 
for Lodgements, and errecting Battarys against [the Fort] for which reason 
tis orderd that Mess'' : Empson and Marshall do take a View of what Ga[rdens] 
have been planted these last five years, and report to the Governour, and Council), 
the distance thev are from the works, and whether any way incommodious. 



Tis order'd that the Paymaster provide S[car]let Coat, and Beavour Hattsfor 
the Portuguez officers, as a Gratuity for their readyness to [serve] the Garrison, 
and the same for the English officers Viz' : Lieutenants, and Ensigns. 



Tho: Pitt. 
FFBANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson, 
Thom^ : Marshall 
John Mevebell. 



Feydat 



Warehouse- 
keepers 
[report] 
of Silver 
wanting. 



Governr- & 
Councill 
[ordd] tolet 
out ship 
[ for] hire to 
China, and 
[the] reasons 
why. 



Att a Consultation Extraordinaet 

Present 
Thomas Pitt, President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Mevekell. 
The Warehousekeeper reporting that in delivering over some of the Company's 
Silver to the Mint, ther's short five pound weight of one Ingott mark'd 396, in 
Chest N° : 292, sent ^ ship Phoenix, being 2 oz. Standard and Invoiced £38 : 1 1 : 1 8 
which was allso now weigh'd before the Governour, and Councill and the Account 
found to agree. 

The Inhabitants of this Place, showing their inclinations to trade to China, 
by fitting out two small Countrey ships, with considerable stocks, w""" : ships 
being of no force, so that they will bee a prey to any Pyrate they shall meet ; 
Wherefore to prevent any such misfortune to the Place, the Governour and 
Councill have thought fitt to tender the Hampshire to Lett out to freight, in 
regard her time for staying in the countrey, doth not expire untill the 30*'' : of 
January next, and that by means of the great troubles in the Countrey, 'tis un- 
certain whether, wee can get a Cargoe ready for her before that time the Paper 
sett up to advise her going, contains y" : [ . . . ] as Enter 'd after this 
Consultation. 

Tho : Pitt. 
PFRANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M: Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



Diary and Consultation Bool; 170 S 43 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 171 



- [22ND] 

The Governour and Councill perceiving great inclination the Inhabitants of 
[the towne] to Trade to China, by preparing two small [Country] Ships with very 
considerable stocks to the [ • • • ] tent but wee being advised as well as 
very [many others] that there are, and will bee Pirats abroad of [consi]derable 
force, and more particularly in the [streights of] Mallacca, in consideration 
whereof, and the regard wee have for the wellfare of the people [com]mitted to our 
charge, Wee do hereby think fitt [to pro]pose the sending the Hampshire well 
man'd, Gun'd to Emoy or Canton, provided Silver can be procured at reasonable 
rates to the Amount of Eighty thousand Pagodas, not Exceeding [ . . . ] so 
as to defray the charge of the Ships freight [which] will bee seven Thousand ■ '■ 

Pagodas, and the same will bee ready to saile by the 15*'' : of next month farthest ; 
So that all Persons who are willing to bee concerned either in the Joint Stock 
Ees[pon]dentia, at 25 '^ Cent, or Freight at eight ^[cent] may repair to the 
Consultation roome in [the] Fort at any time between Eight, and twelve [in] the 
morning ; and from four to six, in the evening where will bee ready to bee subs- 
cribed a [ ... 1 Paper for that End. Datea 22" : May 1702. 

On the 19'*' : Instant the Portuguez Malitia, [the] •^0"' : one Company of Soul- 
diers, the next day the other Company, and this day the Guuroome were hand- 
somely treated with dinners under a large Tent spread in the inner Fort, and the 
(/omission officers of the respective Comp. [in the] evenings supped with the 
Govern''^ : for the rest noted in the Diary 18* : Instant. 

Ketch Anjengo James Linsey Master arrived from Anjengo, who advices of a 
Piratt that had been on the Malabar Coast, supposed to bee the Upton Galley, 
and beleives is gone to the Streights of Malacca. 

Siiip Allee Bux Madena Serang arrived from Topatore with a Lading of Grain. 24th-: 

This evening the Governour, and Councill & Train'd bands were splendidly 25th : 

Entertain'd with a supper att y" : Company's Garden ; they having allso been 
under arms in our late troubles. 

Att a Consultation Exteaordinabt Tdesdat 

Present 27™; ;■ 

Thomas Pitt, Pbksident & Govbenoue , ,,- 

Feancis Ellis Tbomas Weight 
Thomas Marshall 
John Meveeell. 
Wee having offered the Ship Hampshire to Freight to China as Enter'd in , Richard] 
our Consultation [of the] 22'' : Instant, The Governour now advices the Councill Carey 
that some ill-affected Persons to the Company's Interest had given out to prevent [coi!]cernfnV- 
People from Freighting on her, that the Ships Company were avers'd going to the report 
</hina, and inclining to mutiny thereupon, upon inquiry into which the author of Hampshires ' 
the report is found to bee M'' Richard Carey, a Supra Cargoe of a small Ship, now [™itiiij ■ 
bound to China, upon which both he, the Comander Purser of the Hampshire were ^"'^" 
sent for, by Governour, and Council, where the Comander affirm'd that M'': Carey 
had told him, that he had heard that his ships Company [did] and were ready to 
mutiny upon hearing they were going again to China, which iVl"': Carey own'd, and 
pretended he heard others, but could prove no Author for same, for at that time 
he spoke it to them ' twas impossible for the Ships Company [to] know any thing of 
their being designed [for] a Voyage, upon which it's infer'd that [he surrep]ti- 
tioupjy raia'd the report to deterr people Freighting on her, for which he was 
repri[manded,J and dismist, as allso the Captain [whose] knowledge of all, or most 
part of us had an aversness to the Voyage, declaring when his time was out (which 
is not till SO'*": January next) let him bee where he [will] he would go directly for 
England. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FKRANCis Ellis. 



44 



Records of Fort St. George 



[27"J 



■FORT ST. GEORGE. MAT 1702- 



It does not appear to me if M"" : Carey hiader'd ship Hampshire from going 
to China, 

Tho : Wright. 
I am of the same opinion 

Thom*: Marshall. 
I am of opinion that M' : Carey waa no wayes a hinderance [to] Ship Harap- 
shires going to China [ • • • ] [••■•] 

Ketch Josiah Timothy Evans Master arrived from the West Coast, by whom 
received Generall Letter from York Fort dated the 28*'': March last, and another 
from the Cheif &o* : Councill at Bantall (Tryamong Factory being removed thither) 
dated 21^' Ditto Ac": Papers as '^ List of the Pacquet, which advises [that] the 
Coantrey then abounded in Pepper, but that they were short of money to 
purchase itt. 

Letters from our Vacqueel att Court. 

Received ■^ Pattamara Generall Letter, from Presid* : Beard &c* : Councill 
at Bengali dated 2, 5, 8 & 10 April last, confirming what they last wrote Noted 
in Dyary the 6 Instant, and since that our Masters servants at their Facto ryes of 
Cassum buzar, and Rajamaul are confined, allso, the new English French, and 
Dutch, and a Generall stop to all Trade, by the same Pattamars received Generall 
Letter from Vizagapatam dated the G***: Instant, when they then were all quiet, as 
allso at Metchlepatam, as by their Letter of the 16**': Ditto received therewith, biit 
they advise ' tis the Generall report that Rustundile Cawn having received y^: 
Mogulls order is expected down there to put the same in execution. 

The following order was signed by the Govern'': and Councill Viz*: 

The Warehousekeeper & Storekeeper are ordered to unload the Pepper &c*: 
on board Ketch Josia from the West Coast. 

Thomas Pitt. 
FFRANCis Ellis.- 



June 

Tuesday 
2ni' 



Generalla 
from Bengali, 
\ iiagapatam, 
Metchlepa- 
tam, York 
Fort & Ban- 
tall read. 
Bill of Ex. 
change from 
Vizagapatam 
for 2,000 
Kups : orderd 
to be paid 
by the Ware- 
housekr. and 
Pag. 5,023: 19 
Amol^ : York 
Port bills 
&ca. to be 
paid out of 



Att a Consultation Extraordinary 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Bsq"* : President &o : 

Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Generall Letter from Bengali dated [2, 5, 8] and 10*'' : April &c'' papers, 
advising of the troubles there, from Vizagapatam dated the [6'^''] May, from 
Metchlepatam dated the 16'" & [. . .] from York Fort, dated the 28*" March 
last [from] Bantall dated 2P* Ditto &c*: Papers in each Pacquett all read. 

The warehousekeeper is orderd to [pay] the President Two Thousand Rupees, 

t "being for] one Bill of Exchange dated the 12th May[drawn]by the Chief &c*. 
Jouncill of Vizagapatam, Five thousand Pagodas, bee paid out of [cash] being 
for one bill of Exchange drawn by the Cheif &c* Councill of Metchlepatam dated 
22'' past month, allso Pagodas Five Thousand twenty three, and nineteen fanams 
bee paid the following bills of Exchange drawn by the Deputy Governour &o* : 
Councill of York [fort] and Cheif &o"' : Councill of Bantall, as ad[vised] in the 
above Letters from those Places 



To Mess" : Meverell & Botts Ry 

To Thomas Pitt Esq'' : 

To Mess'" : Meverell, and Betts. 

To .loshua Page 

To 6*: John Bennet 



York Fort Bills. 












y"^: 


510 


P. 


300 


_ 







1261. 




741 


27 


8 




800. 




470 


21 


1 




102. 




60 


— 


— 


... 


2925. 




1720 


21 


1 



Diary and Gonmltalion Book, 1702 



45 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1702- 



[2-.] 



To Timothy Evans 
To Edward Bulklej- 
To Mahmud Serang 
To John Vernon 
To Robert Coast 
To John Collier 



To Thomas Pitt Esq' 
To Charles Bugden 



997. 


P. 586: 


17 


_ 


400. 


235: 


10 


3 


100. 


58: 


29 


4 


273. 


KiO: 


21 


1 


510. 


300 :- 






250. 


147: 


2 


I 


yii=: 8128. 


P. 4781: 


6 


2 


Bantall Bills. 








Ry 155: 2 


91: 


16 


: 5 


256: 2. 


150: 


31 


-• I 



Ry '412: P. 24,2: 12; 4 

Totall Amount. P. 5023: 19: — 



The Storekeeper is ordered to provide such Amuiiition Stores in the Garrison 
for Vizagapatain according to a List sent thence, allso that he, and the Paymaster 
gett ready Stores, and necessarys to bee sent ^ first opportunity to York Fort, as 
^ a List remitted hither. 



Agreed that Ship Sarum bee wrote for, from Fort S': David, it being inti- 
mated thence they have no farther occasion for her as to the fears they are under 
from the Moors, and that the Deputy Governour &o*: bee ordered to lade on board 
-what [bales are in readiness] 



Order'd that James Hopkins bee Enter[tain'd] in the Gunroome. 

The impediment of bringing in Tobacco Beetle by the Moors, being over, It's 
resolved the Farmers thereof bee Accountable for protecting of the same from the 
primo Instant. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFRANcis Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



[St'jrekeepf ] 
order'd to 
provide 
[amnnition 
for] Vizaga- 
patm: and 
[Pay] master 
stores &c» . 
for York Fort 
according to 
List [reodj 
thence. 
[Ship Saram] 
order'd to be 
[wrote for] 
from Fort St: 
David[ . , .] 
all bales from 
thence [bee- 
laden on 
board]. 
Gunner 
Entertain'd. 
Tobacco and 
Beetle 
ordered to 
bee collected. 



Received Generall Letter f rom Vizagapatam dated IS**" past at which time the 
Country [round] abouts, was in tranquillity, allso received from Metchlepatam 
dated the 22°* : Ditto, [ • • • ] onely to advice of a Bill of Exchange drawn 
on the President and Council for Five thousand Pagodas. 

Ship Blessing Thomas Brennock Coraa[nder] sail'd on a Trading Voyage to 3 

China. 

Att a Consultation Thursday 

Present. ^'" 

Thomas Pitt Bsq^ : President & Govern^: 
Thomas Weight 
Matt : Empson Tho' : Marshall 

Jo" : Meverel. 
Ordered that Thomas Sherwin, be discharged the Gunroom att his request. Gunner 



46 



Records of Fort St. Gtorge 



r4TM] 

Aooofca : for 
the month 
April last 

[Soldier J 
entertain 'd. 

nrder'd the 
Paymaatr . 

[Mr: 
Bmpson J 
reads his 
Accots : 



Pags : 1800, 
on that 
Acoot : 
[Maintena] 
nee to 
Charles 
Johnsons 
[widow] 
order'd. 
[Mr:] 
Bngden to 
goe 3d : at 
York Fort. 



Mr : St : 

J no : 

Bennet 

order'd 31i 

Doll, for 

da;mage 

goods, on 

Ketoh 

Josiah. 

Generall 

read. 



oemg 

Secretary * 
[Mr:] H. 
Davenport 
order'd in 
his roome 



■ PORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1702- 



W : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper, reads his Warehouse Account for the- 
month April last. 

Order'd that Domingo Quealy, and Francisco Farrara bee Entertain'd soldiers 
in this Garrison. 

Order'd that One Thousand Pagodas be paid M"" : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying charges Garrison. 

M"" : Matthew Empson read his Sea Custom Accounts for the month March 
last, '^ticulars Viz* : 

To Custom of Goods Imported. 

and exported— P: 3910: 32: 93 

To Custom on Grain— 656:23:45 

To Anchorage — ... ... ... ... ... 30: — : — 

Paff': 4597: 20: 38 



and pays into the R* : Hon'"'*' : Companys Cash One Thousand, eight Hundred,. 
Pag^: on that Acco* : 

The widdow of Charles Johnson, who died Serjant at the West Coast,: 
Petitioning an allowance of maintenance for hereself, and Child, it is ordered that 
the Paymaster pays what's Customary in the like cases. 

M"' : Bdm'^ : Bugden requesting in writing his inclination to serve the Hon''^^: 
Company at the West Coast to proceed by the first Ship, It's agreed his request 
bee granted him, and that he bee appointed Third of Councill at York Fort, wee 
allowing M'' : Shaw the precedency, for the reasons M' : Bugden gives of his not 
being duely qualify'd to carry on the Generall bookes. 

Ordered that the Amount of Thirty one Dollars & a quarter be paid M"": S*r 
John Bennet out of Cash being for Ship Damage [goods] he carry'd to the West 
Coast from Bengali [on] Ketch Josiah, as appears '^ a Certificate he [pro]duces» 
Enter'd next after itiis Consultation. 



Generall Letter from Fort S' : David, 29*'' : May read. 

The Present Secretary having often explain'd of the great fatigue in hia 
Emp[loy] having Severell times requested to be discharged the same, accordingly 
itt was granted that M' : Henry Davenport made Secretary in his Room, wha 
tooke the usuall Oath of a [Secretarj] and Enter'd upon his Employ, order'd 
Bugden deliver him all bookes, and Papers [as ^] List and that the same bee 
Enroll'd [in the . . . ] 

Tho : Pitt. 
Fpeancis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight, 
; . . M: Empson. 

Thom^: Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 



These are to certify that upon opening one bale markt I.B. No. 4 (Laden on 
board the Josiah Ketch in Bengali in. good order and well condition'd as ^ Bills 
Lading) that there was Forty Peices of Gingham damaged, which appeard to us 
to [be] Ship damage, And that being sold at Publick Outcry the damage Amo* : 
to Thirty One Dollars, and one quarter, open'd, and sold in our presence. York 
Fort Marcli the 20*'^ : 170-^ Wittness our Hands. 

Geoege Shaw. 

ROBEET BeOUGHTON. 



Diary and Gonsultation Book, 170S 



FORT ST. GHORGE, JUNE 170S 

Ship Sallamut Row Coja Narrado Noquedah arrived from CarracuU Laden 
with Grain. 



[4th] 



Att a Consultation Fbydat 

5th 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq^ : Pbesident & Governoue 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell. 

The President and Councill of Bengali advising the troubles in their parts, s^ip 
requesting that wee would send to their assistance an Europe Ship or two, and not .frd^r^d^'" 
knowing that if it should so happen that wee have a Warr with France, it may ff"- BengaU. 
prevent any Ships coming out, besides wee being frustrated in our expectation in 
Employing the Ship Hampshire againe to China, wee now resolve to send her to 
Bengali to be returned us with Provisions, and Stores in September, or otherwise 
disposed of, as the President, and Councill shall think fitt, and accordingly the 
Comander of the Ship was sent for, and ordered to provide his Ship to saile with 
all expedition. 

Order'd that the Warehouaekeeper load on board Ship Hampshire for Bengali 120 ca. 
One Hundred & twenty Candy Redwood. ordr«!d*for 

Bengali. 

Order'd that the following Liquors bee sent to the Subordinate Factoryes Liquors 



Vi 



order ( 
Bent to 



Fort S* : Davids Sabordinate 

4 Chests of Syrash Wine Factoryes. 

30 doz of Madera 
Metchlepatam 

2 Chest of Syrash Wine 
20 doz. of Madera 
2 Casks of Goa Arrac 
Yizagapatam 

2 Chests of Syrash Wine 
20 doz. of Madera 
West Coast 

6 Chests of Syrash Wine '■ 

40 doz. of Madera. 
M'' : Edward Baugus having been for some years past stood Indebted to the Mr : Edward 
R' : Hon"^': Company pag": 437 : 9 : 3f in the Fort S* : David Bookes, which has ^^^^^^^^ ^^ 
often been demanded of him the payment of which he has delaid, by promissing go to Fort 
from time to time to adjust his Account, and not yet complying therewith, he ?„* ', °"u? 
was this day sent for, and suspended the Company's Service ex officio et beneficio Accots: 
till he adjust the same, and in order thereto he is perraittHd to goe to Fort S* : 
David, and if he do's not adjust itt in some reasonable time the Attorney Generall 
will be order'd to prosecute him for the same. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFRANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom* : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter ^ Pattamar to the Deputy Governour & 5 

Councill of Fort S' : David of Yesterdays date. 



48 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GSOEGE, JUNE 1702- 



iSATCRDAT 

6 



Order'd 3 or 
400 Paga. be 
presented 
Abdull 
Labby 
provid'd 
takes off the 
stop at Fort 
St : David, 



Paymaster 
ordered to 
buy 5 Can. 
copper to 
make Cash 
for the West 
Coast. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President and Govern " : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Wee receiving this day a Geiierall Letter from Fort S* : David, the purport of 
which was cheifly relating to the Stop of our Trade continued at that Place, and 
that there was no probabillity of getting of the same, but by a Present of three 
or four hundred Pagodas to Abdull Labby, Governor of Porto Novo, and they allso 
representing to us, that th.e continuance of the Stop at this time wo'^ : hinder the 
Company of a considerable Amount in Customs, besides the Trade of the Place of 
necessity must bee carryed to Porto Novo the consideration of which has induced 
us to order the Deputy Govern"", and Councill to treat upon the same, and get the 
Forces withdrawn, if it can bee done for Three or four hundred Pagodas. 

Ordered that the Paymaster provides Five Candys of Japan Copper forewith^ 
and deliver to the Mintmaster to bee coined into Cash for the West Coast. 

Tho : Pitt, 
ffrancis Ellis. 
Tho: Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom\- Marshall.. 
John Meverell. 



Dispatch'd ^ Pattamars a Generall Letter to the Deputy Governour (fee* r 
Councill of Fort S' David, ordering them to Present Abdul Labby to the value of 
Three or Four Hundred Pagodas, provided he withdraws his Guards placed; 
round their bounds, and permitts Trade to go on as formerly. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter of yesterdays date '^ Ship Adventure Gap' : 
Harper Comand"^: to the Presid*: and Council of Fort William in Bengali, inclosing 
copyes of our Last Letters from Surat, with severall clauses of the R' : Hon"® : 
Comp^ : Letters to Bombay and Persia. 

Ship Dolphin arrived from the Moldevas. 

Ship Success Cap* : Richard Williams Commander arrived from Suratt. 

Ship S'" : Maria Coja Saffer Noquedah saild for Port S* : David. 



Tcesday 
11™ 



chip Loyall 
Oooke 

from China, 
on which 
came G : 
Roberts 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President and Govern' 



Gabriel Roberts 
Thomas Wright 
Thomas Marshall 



Francis Ellis 
Matthew Empson 
John Meverell. 



Ship Loyall Cooke Cap* : Richard Boulton Comand' : arriving about eleven 
a Clock this morning, in this road from China, between 5 and ti this Evening 
Gabriel Roberts Esq' : and Cap' : Boulton came ashore, the former brought the 
R' : Hon''''': Company's Pacquet, which being now open'd, was found to contain as 
|3 List Enter'd after this Consultation, and y° : Compy Generall date, 14"' : Feb- 
PacquPtfrom Tuary 1700 was read, wherein they advise of Gabriel Roberts, Esq'': coming out 
the Rt : H : Deputy Governour of Fort S' : David, & second of y" : Presidency who tooke his 
. opene . piggQ accordingly. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, J USE 170S- 



49 



Goods 



The Warehousekeeper i3 order'd to cause all tte Treasure, Coppar &c' 
to bee unloaden from ship Loyall ('ooke. 

Tho : Pitt. 
G : Roberts. 
FFEANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Maeshall, 
John Meveeell. 



[lira] 



Warehonie- 
keepnr 
order' ri to 
unload ship 
Loyall 
Cooke. 



List of the Camp"' : Pacquet to the Fort by the Loyall Cooke, sent with 
M' : Roberts. 

1. Comp: Generall to the President, and Councill at the Fort, dated 14*'' : 
February 1700. 

2. Copy of the Comp : (ienerall to Ditto, dated the 8"' : of Jan'^: 1700 sent 
by the Dutchess, and Pheenix. 

3- Copy of the Comp : Generall to Ditto, dated 15"" : Jan'-* : 1700 sent by the 
Dutchess. 

4. List of Coast goods to bee provided Anno 1702 sent "^ Pheenix and 
Dutchess. 

6. Charterparty of the Loyall Cooke to [be] rec'^ : from M' : Robert Ac" : 
Supra Cargoes. 

6. Copy of y" : Comp" : Gen" : to Presid* : Pitt daf^ : 16* : Janr^^' : 1700. 

7. Copy of the Comp : Generall to Ditto, daf* : 24''' : Jan''^' : 1700. 

8. Copy of the Supra Cargoes Covenants for the Loyall Cooke. 

9. List of Utensills carryed by M' : Jones for necessaryes for the Mint att 
the Fort. 

Att A Consultation 

Presertt 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President and Govern*: 

Gabriel Roberts Feanois Ellis 

Thomas Weight Matt : Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meveeell. 

Ordered that one Thousand Pagodas, be paid M"' : Thomas Marshall Pay- 
master, for defraying Charges Ga,rrison, 

'Tis resolved that M'' : Roberts gives Bssayes of the Company's Gold 
brought on the Loyali Cooke to the Bssaymaster in order to have it coin'd. 

Tho Pitt. 
G. Roberts, 
pfranois Ellis. 
Tho : Weight 
IvI : Empson. 
Thom" : Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 
Att a Consultation 

Present 
Thomas Pitt Esq," : President & Hoveen" : 
Gabrikl Roberts Francis Ellis 
Thomas Wright Matthsw Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Mkverkll. 
Last night about 12 a rilock, the Governour was advised that Three of the 
Gunroom Crew, had deserted this Garrison, two of which lay under strong suspi- 
cion of Piracy, so the Governour ordered them to bee persued immediately by the 
7 



Saturday 
13™ 



Pa 1000. 
ordered ye » 
Paymr i 

Essays to be 
taken of the 
Loyall 
Oookes 
Gold. 



MoNDiY 
15 



3 Ganroome 

Crew dssert 
the Garrison, 



50 Records of Fort 8t. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 170S- 



flSTH] 

who were Company's Peons, and Talliars, and sent a message to the Governour of S' Thoma, 

immediately fjpgiring him to apprehend them if they came thorow[sic] his Town. This morning 

theVeonB, Cap* : Seaton persued them witli some Peons, aod enquired after them in S* : 

aad thiB Thoma, where he heard they had been, but where gone thence to the South- 

Oapt : ward whither Cap" : Seaton followed them, but about 10 a Clock this morning the 

foUo^'d Governour Had advice brought him, that the Governour of S' : Thoma was dis- 

tbem thovow gustod at Cap' : Seatons going thorow his Town to search for deserters, for which 

frwohThe reason he raised One Hundred Horse, and posted them upon the Bridge in order 

Governr ; to seize Cap : Seaton at his returne, upon which the Governour iraediately dis- 

du'^na"ed patcht the Mullay to S' : Thoma, assuring him that if he offer'ed at any such thing 

and ' as seizing Cap' : Seaton, that he wo'' : imediatly rescue him by force of Armas, 

HorJl^'on^the ^^^ ^ent a Note to Cap*: Seaton, to acquaint him therewith, and that he would 

bridge to take all possible meaus to avoid it, and that allso he would send one Hundred 

ct't ^"^at his Foot to his assistance, which were immediatly rais'd, and raarclit to Triblicane, 

r'eturne. uudor the Command of M' : Robert Pitt, where he was order'd to halt, and put in 

o^der'T'out execution the order deliver'd him, as Enter'd after this Consultation. 

to secure 

Oapt : Tho : Pitt. 

resume, G- RoBKETS. 

under the FPEANCIS ElLIS. 

M^'Eobert ThO : WeIGHT. 

Pi"- M : Empson. 

Thom' : Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

To M" : Robert Pitt Cap'' :of a 

Detachment of Foot foe this 

PEESENT Expedition. 

You are order'd upon receipt of this to march with a Hundred men to 
the releife of Cap* : Seaton, who wee hear the Governour of S* : Thoma designs 
to seize, in order thereto have posted one Hundred Horse upon the Bridge coming 
out of that Tovvn, you are to march directly hence for Triblecane, and there 
according to the intelligence you have, you are to proceed or returne, taking 
the Advice of your officers therein, and if [you should be certainly] advised that 
Cap* : Seaton, is seiz'd, nr detain'd, you are to march directly to the Governours 
House, and demand him, and if not delivered you are to use the utmost Force of 
your Armes to effect the same, or seize the Govern"" : and his sons, and bring 
them Prisoners hither, and this is your Commission, for your so doing. Dated in 
Fort S*: George this 15*'>: June Anno 1702. 

Thomas Pitt, Govjeen" : 

The following order was signed by the Governour and Councill Viz* : 

Ship Sarum yesterday arriving from Fort S* : David the Warehousekeeper 

is order'd to unload all the Bales on board her, belonging to the R' : Hon*''^ : 

Company. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Gab : Robekts. 
Francis Ellis. 
Thomas Weight, 
Matthew Empson. 
Thomas Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Ship Bengali Merchant [••••] sail'd for Bengali. 

Ship Success Cap* : "Williams Comand': saild in y" : night for Bengali. 



Diarq and Consultaiion Boole, 1702 51 



■FORT ST. GHORGE, JUNE 1702- 



W : Pitt not having any intelligence of Cap' : Seaton at Triblicane, and there 16ib 

being a great probability of a wet night, and no quarters to bee had for the men, it 
was ordered by the Governour, that they returne to the Garrison, And about 12 a 
Clock at night Captain Seaton arrived with two of the men, that made taeir escape, 
having taken them about Covelong 20 miles distance from Hence, the third return- 
ing [into] the black Town, when first persued by the Peons so tlie Governour 
committed them to Prison, till he considered of a punishment suitable to their 
crime. 

Last night the Governour received Letters from Cawn Bauhaudar, and Woote- 18''^ 

machnnd, both intimating that nothing can be done towards ending our late 
troubles, but hy making a Present to the Mogull, to whom the former offers to 
deliver it himself in the Governours name, he allso inclosed a Letter to Dow'd 
Cawn, which the Governour this day forwarded with a Letter of his own. 

Ship Monsoon Cap' : Child Comander saild in the night for Bengali. 

Ship Rivall Friggat Cap' : Richard Kawlings Coinander sail'd this morning on 
a trading Voyage to China. 

Received a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Councill of Vizagapatam dated 20 

26'': May last, advising the continuance of the Countrey thereabouts in peace, 
and quietness, as allso of arrivall there of y*^ : new Comp Ship, called the Upton 
Gallev, who stay'd no longer there, then to put some Letters on board a Ship of 
M'' : Holcomb's then in the road, so saild directly for Benttall. 

Att a Consultation Monday 

22<i 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President and Govern" : 
Gabriel Roberts 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell. 

The Council being duly suramon'd. 

Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour & Councill of Fort S* : David, Generaiis 

dated the 12"^ : Instant, and a Generall Letter from the Chief, and Councill of gj^'^Da^w 
Vizagapatam dated 26"': May last, both now read. andvizaga- 

pntam read. 

M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper payes into the R* : Hon*''" : Companys 2,500 Pag. 
rCashI, Two thousand five Hundred Pag^ : on Account Silver, and Goods sold. r.'.id into 

L J' *-* eash for 

silver & 

There being Laden at the West Coast on the Josiah Ketch, Candy 147, of jiasteVof 
ronnd Pepper, which upon weighing here is found to come short Can 4. 12 md. setcb Joaia 
6 lb. it's therefore ordered that the Warehousekeeper, do allow the Comand' : the waaHf 
same, it beins: about the usuall allowance for wast. ^".pp"™,, 

' o said Vessell 

from West 

Generall Letter to the Deputy Governour & Councill of York Fort dated 19"' : GeDeraii to 
Instant to Paragraph 41 read, & approved. ^°^l ^"^^ 

Ordered that the Paymaster pay M' : Collier what wages due to him, whilst Mr: CoUiers 
he was on board the Ketch Josia. Td^er-dto 

bre paid him. 

M"": Matthew Empson Sea Customer reads his Acco'' : Sea Customs for the SeaCnstomer 
month of April last particulars Viz' ; I^coLt for 

To Custom on Goods Imported and Exported ... P" : 1782 : 18 : 68 ^P"' 'a»*- 

To Cu>-torn on Graine „ 505: 9: 25 

To Anchorage „ 61: 18: — 

To Tannage 5i7 : 28 : — 

Pag»: 2377: 1: 93 



52 



Records of Fort St. George 



[22nd] 

Paymaster 
reads his 
account for 
March lait. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1702- 



Pags : 1,000 
orderd the 
Paymastr. 

4 Gans 
•orderd 
ashore from 
Ship Sarum. 
Stores ready 
for Vizaga- 

orderd to be 
loaden on 
board the 
Sarnm. 



Mr: Dixon 
dischargVi 
from the 
Coioimd 
of the Sarum, 
and M'' : 
Collier 
order'd in 
his roome. 
Mr: Colliers 
bill from 
York Fort 
for Dolls. 
442 : 1 : 1 : 
order'd to be 

Mr: Alex- 
ander Read, 
entertain'd 
Surgeon for 
the West 
Coast and 
Pa. 50 

order'd to be 
paid hiin. 



Mr: Jno : 
De Lappe 
enteitaind 
Secry: for 
your Port, 
and to 
give his 
assistance 
in yf: 
booki'S. 



Pa: 


1949: 


33: 




90: 


15 




476: 


3: 




428: 


28: 




40: 


7: 




2: 


32. 




145: 






204: 


26: 




34: 


28: 


Pa: 


3372: 


23 



M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaater reads his Accounts for the month March. 

last Viz' : 

Chargjes Garrison ... 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Generall ... 
Charges Dyett 
Charges Extraordinary 

Silk Wormes 

Fort St. David 

Ship Saram ... 
Fortification & repairs 



Order'd that One Thousand Pagodas bee paid M"" : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

Order'd that the Four Guns sent from hence on board the Baram bee returned 
ashore. 

Order'd that the Storekeeper laid on board the Sarum what Stores ready for 
Vizagapatam, according to an order Consultation of the 2"* : Instant. 



Order'd that Thomas Rider, and David Morgan bee Entertain'd in the Gun- 
roome. 

M'' : Dixon at his request is discharged from being Comander of Ship Sarum, 
and M' : John Colliers, Entertain'd in his Roome. 



M'' : Collier having presented us a bill of Exchange signed by the Deputy 
Governour and Conncill of York Fort, for Four Hundred, forty two DolP : one 
Suco and one Satalley, of which wee have no advices, yet being satisfyed that tis 
their bill resolved that the same bee paid, M'" : Colliers giving his bond for the 
same, till advices thereof arrives. 

The Deputy Governour, and Conncill of York Fort advising, that they want 
a Surgeon, for him who they have at present, designing suddainly to leave them, 
tis resolved that M"" : Alexander Read (late Surgeon of the advice Friggat) bee 
Entertain'd for the Service of that Place, at the Salary of the present Surgeon, 
and that there bee advanc'd him Fifty Pagodas, to be deducted out of his salary 
at the West Coast, he obliging himselfe to serve one year, and whenever he designs 
to quit the Employ, he is to give one yeares notice thereof, to the Deputy Gover- 
nour. 

The Deputy Governour (fee*: York Fort complain^ : very much the want of 
assistance to bring up the Qen^ : bookes, and M"' : John De Lappee tendering his 
service, who writes well, and is a good Accomptant, Hee is Entertain'd as secre- 
tary, for that Place, at the usual! Salary, and has promissed likewise to assist in 
the Bookes, he allso Covenants to serve Three years, and gives the usual! Bond, 
for the same,' tis therefore agreed that thirty Pagodas bee advanced him to 
provide him with neceasaryes, to bee deducted out of his Salary at the West 
Coast. 



Diary ait.il Consultation Book, 1702 



63 



FORT ST. GEORGH, JUNE 1702 

The Govei-nour acquaints the Oouncill that Mr. John Berlu, had made appli- 
cation to him to bee reinstated in his former Post, at Fort S' : David which was 
considered of, in regard to his understaud*'' : the Countrey Lan^^uages, 'tis agreed 
that he return'd thither, and take his Place there as last of CoanciU and that he 
bee reinstated in the Employes he formerly had. 

Tho : Pitt. 
G Roberts. 
FPRANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Bmpson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Mkveeell. 



[22nd] 



Mr: Berlu 
liberty to 
goe to Fort 
St : David to 
be lust of 
Councill k 
reinstated 
in his former 
employes. 



Att a Consdltation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President & Govern^ : 
Gabriel Roberts Francis Kllis 

Thomas Wright Thomas Marshall 

The Councill being duly summon'd. 

Ordered that One Thousand Pagodas bee paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Pay- 
master to defray Charges Garrison. 

Ponnagettee Narso kc" : Tobacco and beetle Farmers, pay's into the R' : 
Hon''''' : Companys Cash Six Hundred Pagodas on that Account. 



The President reads his Account of the R* : Hon'''"' : Companys Casli for the 
month of May last, Ballance Pag' : 48783 : 28 : 1 and the Secretary reads his 
Account Fees for "Passes for Ditto mouth Ballance being Pagodas Four, and 
payes into the R* : Hon'''* : Companys Cash Pag' : 2-24 for their part. 



Thursday 

25^° 



May 



Order'd that the Warehousekeeper put up Two Thousand Rupees to bee sent 
on ship Bencooleu for the West Coast; and the Liquors order'd as "^ Consulta- 
tion 5* : Instant bee pent on said ship for y' : Port. 

The Governour of S* : Thoma's servant having been with the President to 
demand the rent of this Town, being due the beginiug of this month, the Payment 
of which he deferr'd, he not bringing Cawn Bauhaudars, nor Kings Duan's order 
for the same, but promissed that when he brought either of their orders, it should 
bee paid, and accordingly it is agreed that the Twelve Hundred Pagodas bee paid 
with the usuall Present. 

M' : Berlu who is Register of the Court of Admiralty, having leave to returne 
to his Former Kmploy att Fort S* : David, it's agreed that M'' : William Warr 
succeed him in that Employ, and that he goes to the Mayor and Aldermen, with 
the recommendation of the President and Councill to bee Register of that Court, 
it having been the practice of this Place, that one Register serve both Courts. 

Ordbr'd that the Storekeeper pay the President for Twenty Candy of Brim- 
stone at the rate of 10 Pag" : "(p Candy. 

Order'd that Benjamin Ellis bee Entertain'd a Souldier, and Petre Lelly 
Ounner of this Garrison. 



Pag. 1,000 
paid ye : 
P^^ma8tr : 
Pag eOO: 
pd : into Cash 
by the 
Tobacco & 
beetle 
farmer!. 
Accof: of 
y : Comp 
Caeh for the 
Met'-- 
read. 
Aocot fees 
for Passes 
read & Pa. 
2-24 pd : 
onyt: 
Accot. 



Rap. 2,000 A 

Liquors 

order'd for 

the West 

Coast 

I'ags ; 1,200 

Town 

rent order'd 

to bee paid. 



Mr : William 
Warr orderd 
Register of 
y" : Court of 
Admiralty. 



20 Can : 
Brimstone 
ordere'd to 
be paid for. 
line Souldiei 
& a Gunner 
Entertain'd. 



54 



Records of Fort St. Oeorge 



[25th1 

Petition of 
Padre Don 
Willi": Delia 



Petition of 
Seijt : 
DlxonB read. 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1702- 



JULY 1st 



Thursday 
2u- 



A Petition of Padre Don William Delia Valle Theotin, to the Honourable 
President Ac" : Councill was read, and referr'd to farther consideration 

A Petition of Serjeant Dixson's to the Honourable President &c^ : Councill 
was read, and referr'a to further consideration. 

Tho :Pitt. 
g : robeets. 
Ffeancis Kllis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M ; Emfson 
Thom^ : Marshall. 

Ship Phcsnix Cap' : Carswell Comander arrived about 2 o clock this After- 
noon from Gombroone in Persia, came in with her Colours halfe staff high, as a 
signall for the death of the Comander, about 4 in the Evenin.ij Cap' : Carswell, and 
M' : Hornaofe Purser came ashore who acquainted us that they baryed their 
Comander Cap* : Lnmbert in Gombroone few dayes before their departure from 
thence, as allso Coja Paulo the Armenian Supra Cargoe. By whom wee have 
likewise received a Pacquett from M' : Bruce Cheif Ac* : Councill there Dated 
26"* : May last, inclosing severall news Papers which they had lately received 
from Constantinople, but the latest advices they had received from thence was by 
Letters, which advise that the Two Bast India Companys were united, and that 
there was daily expectation of a Warr being Proclaimd. 

Att a- Consultation 
Pretient 



Thomas Pitt Esq» ; 
Gabeiel Robeets 
Thomas Weight 
Thomas Maeshall 



Mr : Cran- 
well and Mr : 
Hordon 
orderd 
to Vizaga- 
patam. 
Pa : 400 pd : 
by Mr : 
Duhoifl in 
part of bis 
debt to ye . 
Compa . 
Pa: 1.500 pa : 
by the Ware- 
housekr : on 
Accot : 
Goods sold at 
Outcry [on] 
aoc" : Joint 
Stock 
Merchts. 

Generall 
read. 

Goods come 
from Persia 
on ye : 
Phcenix 
order'd to be 
nnloaden and 
Syrash wine 
to Bengali to 
be conti- 
nued. 
Paymaster 
order'd to 
take care of 
Capt : Lam- 
berts e£feotB. 



President & Goveen^ : 
Feancis Ellis 
Matthew Empson 
John Meveeell. 

The Chief and Councill of Vizagapatani advising us their want of Assistance 
M' : Robert Crauwell is ordered Third of that Factory, and M'': Richard Horden 
Writer, and to take their Passage on Ship Sarum. 

M' : Daniel Dubois payes into the R* : Hon''''': Comp. Cash Four Hundred 
Pagodas, in part of his Debt to the R* : Honourable Company. 

M"" : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper payes into the R> : Hon''''': Comp. Cash 
Fifteen Hundred Pagodas on Account Goods sold at Outcry belonging the R' : 
Hon Company es Joint Stock Merchants. 



Generall Letter from Gombroone dated 25"" : May last, read. 

Order'd that the Paymaster do land the two Horses come from Persia on 
ship Phoenix, and that he allso unload the Wine &c* : stores belonging to the R' : 
Hon''''' : Company come on Ditto Ship, and the twenty Chests of Wine consigned to 
Bengali, bee traverst from her on board the Sarum. 



Cap': Lambert Comander of ship Phoenix dying att Gombroone, and M' : Bruce 
the Comp^ : Cheif there having consigned his Effects to the President and Coun- 
cill here, Tis ordered that the Paymaster takes care of the same and dispose of 
them at Publick Outcry. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 55 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1702 [2.nd] 

M'' : John Meverell Land Customer reads hia Acco'" : for two Months Viz^ : ^^^^ Custo- 
mer read his 

April — Choultrey Custom .. ... ... Pa: 37 : 14 : 40 Aecota : for 

Town breakers „ 26: 27; 11 monthApril 

Registering 81ave8 ... ... ... „ — 16: — *^ 



Pa : 66 : 21 



^a: 203 


9 


24 


„ 298 


34 


ol 


„ 169 


17 


70 


26 


3;j 


65 


-■> — 


24: 


— 


^ : 699 . 


11: 


60 



May — Choultrey Custom 
Rubie Breakers 
Beetle i ustome 
Town Broakers 
Registering Slaves 



and payes into the R' : Hon Companys Cash Seven Hundred and fifty Pagodas on and payes 
that Acconnt. ^l"^^. 

Order'd One Thousand Pagodas bee paid M' : Tho^: Marshall Paymaster for p* :i.ooo 
defraying Charges Garrison. fpaid'f'"^^ 

Order'd that the Steward buy Two Garceof Surat Wheat for the service of Two Ga roe 
the E* : Hon""' : Company. 7^^,^//^^ 

to be bonght. 

By our last Letters from Metchlepatam the Cheif and Council! advise there Troubles not 
was no trouble as yet, had reacb'd them, aud hope since it was so long deferr'd itt r?*"*!"^ 
is all over, and the time of the year drawing on for expecting our Europe Ships, patam,^" 
and to make preparations for an Investment of Twenty Thousand Pagodas in Sep- •"■'ler'd 
tember, wee have agreed to send them Five Thousand Pagodas to Commence that 
Investment in such Grooda the Company has orderd in a List for the year 1702. p''^*^.'°°'l 

why & 
pa : 5,000 
ordered to 
be sent 
thithpr. 

Resolved the President payes the Warehousekeeper Fivt- Thousand Pagodas, Presidt^to 
and that he ships the same on the Sarum for Metchlepatam. 



comence an 



pay P. 5,000 
to send to 
Metchle- 
patm. 

Ordered that Manuel Lyall, Fransisco De Rosara John Domingo bee Enter- 3 souidiers 
tain'd Souldiers, and Ishmall Williamson Gunner of this Garrison, and that Edward Gunner 
Barroone, George Answorth, and Manuel Rebearo, at their request be diacharsred Entered, 

' o D and 3 

the Gun KOOme. Gunners 

disoharg'd. 

The Loyall Cooke having brought severall Goods proper for Europe, such as The disposaii 
Raw Silk, wrought Silk and Tea, which must be valued here at the price Currant, ?' ^' ; p 
in order to adjust the Supra Cargoes Commission, resolved that the farther consi- China Goods*, 
deration of that matter bee deferred till Monday, and that the Secretary summons ^" for ye-. 
the Councill accordingly. markers 

ThO : Pitt considered. 

G : Roberts. 
Tho : Wrtght. 
M : Empson. 
Thom** : Marshall. 
John Mevkeell. 

Ship S'"' : Martha Coja Sapher Noquedah arrived from Fort S'^ : Davids. 3ed 

Sloop Abednigo arrived this morning from Trincombar Loaden with Grain. 4tb 

This morning M' : John Penford Senh"" : Merchant in the R* : Honourable 

Comp\ Service, Dyed Suddainly, and was interred this evening. 

Received a Generall Letter from the Deputy Gov'' : and Councill of Fort S* : 

David dated 30* : June last. 



56 Records of Fori St. Oeorge 

[4tb] FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 170S 

This evening arrived three Chubdars from Dowed Cawn with his Dusticks ta 
all Killidars, Phousd" : Amenes, Corredees, Polligar^ : cfec'^ : belonging to the 
Cornatta Countrey, ordering them to deliver all money Goods or any thing else 
belonging to the Bnc^lish, seiz'd in our late trouble3> and that our Trade go on 
according to Sallabad. 

^"^"^^ Att a Consultation 

6th 

Present 

Thomas Pitx Esq,'"- : Peesident and Govern^ : 
Gabriel Roberts Francis Ellis 

Matthew Empson John Maverell 

M"* : Wright and M^: Marshall sick. 

W : Roberts Delivers in his Bookes of Accounts with Invoice and Bills of 
Loading of Ship Loyall Cookes China Voyage, which bookea, and Accounts are 
ordered to bee perused by our Accomptant here, and that he makes his report to 
of Aocot? of the Governour & Councill of the same. Hee allso delivers in the Ballance of 
her China j^^g Account, being Dollars 1,399| which is now deliver'd the Essaymasters for the 
Accompt : Essayes of the Loyah Cookes Gold, and to returne the overplus, on adjusting 

ordered to f ^hat AcCOUUt. 



goes of ye : 
Loyall Cooke 



Dolls 



they 

ray 

1,399^ Bal 
Accot : Wch : 
Esfavmastrs: 



Supra ' Car- Wee havlug debated, and considered how to adjust the Commission with tha 

L,o''lii°Cooke Supr^ Cargoes of the Ijoyall Cooke, 'tis agreed as followeth 

the^r Com- That the Sugar, and Sugar Candy bee disposed of at Publick Outcry, that 

w'''°°Car°o ^^^ ^'^^ ^i^^' wrought Silk and Tea bee sent to England on the first Ship and 
roBoived that the Supra Cargoes receive their Commission for the same, according to what 
upon. ProflBt shall be made on the ramaiuing part of the Cargoe \^iz' : Gold, copper 

Quick Silver, Sugar and Sugar Candy. 
Esaayraastrs : The Essaymasters having given in their Essays of the Gold brought on the 

EBsJy^ofthe Loyall Cooke, 'tis order'd that the same bee fortwith Coined. 

Loyall Cooke 
Gold. 

ci.ief Mer. Checca Serapatt our Chief Merchant having had an Adopted son lately dead 

h^nreeft. '"^' ^ho was also one of our Merchants, and being Customary to Tashereef him, on his 

first coming abroad, agreed hee bee Tashereef with four yards of Scarlett Cloth. 
ReBoWed an We having been detarded of late by the troubles att Vizagapatam, and what 

investmttbe more might happen 'if the Kings order served here should effect that Place) from 
vitlgapatn"*' Ordering any Invests inent« to bee made, but the Season drawing on to make Pro- 
for Pa 20.000 vissiou for the September Ships, and they advising at present y' : they are under 
rnd"°^saVil^ no troubles ; Wee have resolved to order an Investment there to the Amount of 
pores and Tweuty Thousaud Pagodas, to consist ('hiefly in Sallampnre and Longcloth, or at 
be Bent by Isast to bear a proportion w"" : the great quantity of Betteelas sent up last year, 
thn sarum and to euuble the Chief, and C'ouncill to make the aforesaid Contract. 'Tis 
resolved the ['resident payes the Warehousekeeper Five Thousand Pagodas to 
send thither on Ship Sarum, which is now bound to that Port. 
Generaii Gcnerall Letter from tbe Deputy Governour & Council of Fort S* : David 

read. dated SO'*-: June 1702 Read. 

Nabob Dow- Translate of a Dustick from Nabob Dowed Cawn read contents thereof as En- 

ed cawnB tcred noxt after this Consultation. 

Duetick read. „ -p, 

Tho : Pitt. 
G. Roberts. 
M: Empson. 
John Meverbll. 



Diary and Oonsultation Book, 1702 57 

FOBT ST. GEORGK, JULY 1702 [6th] 

Translate op a Dustick from Dowed Cawne to Ramarat Chubdae. 

I do hereby order you to reprimand all Killedars Phousdars, Araenes, 
Corrodees, Polligars, and whomsoever else throughout the new Conquest as far as 
Corna[tta] have seized either money, Cloth, or anything else, appertaining to the 
English of Chinapatam, Tevenapatam and Cuddalore, Thomas Pitt Governour, 
and order that the same bee returned to them, and take their receipt for itt, and 
Certifie the aforesaid Officers, that hereafter their Trading is to goe on according 
to Salabad. Dated July P' : 1702. 

The same Dusticks to Chubdar Ramadishue for the Countrey of Ballagad to 
Cornatta under the Suba of Golcondah. 

The same Dustick to Chubdar Lalmein for the Countrey of Poincaut belong- 
ing to Carnatta, under the Gulcondah Suba. 



Att a Consultation Extkaokdinary Wkdne8- 

Present "^^8^" 

Thomas Pitt Esq,'' : President & Governour 

Gabriel Roberts Feanois Ellis 

Thomas Wright Matthew Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell. 
The Governour yesterday receiving a sort of a ] setter with a paper, signed Tho Com- 
by twenty nine of the Phoenix Ships Company commonly called a round robben, p'^'°*. p* *''» 
the purport of the Letter consisting chiefly of complaints, against Captain ehipsCompa: 
Carswell, and his Cheif mate M"" : Abbis. He immediately sent for the Captain agamst their 
and Purser of said Ship, that were here on shore, who seemed to bee surprized att chi^f" mat© 
it, saying that they knew nothing of the matter, upon wliich the Governour sent ^}^^ * hear- 
off an order to the Chief mate, as Entered after this Consultation about which the compialint 
Captain, Chief mate, and five of the men appear'd before us this day, two of the ^s''.' ^^^ 
five being the Boatswaine, and Gunner, of the Ship who complained Cheifly of f„A'hir^ " 
the disabillity of the Cheif mate, that he knew not how to discharge his Duty in '''saMUity 
that employ, as allso of his abusing the men, their complaint Cheiflj' against their ye : Comr: 
Comander, for pinching of them in the Provissions, he confessing before us that for pinohing 
their allowance three times a Week is but a quart of Rice and Gram together for thei^ ° 
five men a day, but premisses for the future it shall bee rectify ed, so upon the ji"'='*^ • 
whole examination of this business, wee find that the Gunner has been the ring 
Leader, who seems to be an impudent. Saucy insinuating Fellow, & beleive has 
been the sole occasion of stirring up the men to complain in this mutinous manner ; 
The round robben as well as the Letter (as he himself confesses) was wrote with 
his Hand, so that to prevent the ill consequence that may attend such clamours, 
and the danger that threaten the Companys Estate to bee Laden upon her 
'tis resolved that the Gunner and Boatswaine are discharged the Ship, as allso Gunner, 
Daniel Bullfinch, and Pet[er] Middleton the two latter as the Captain tells us |,„°^T8*aatr8 
have been very Active in this Villiany, and for the present that the four aforesaid discharged 
Persons be committed to the main Guard, till wee consider of afflictiuar such '^°? , , 

o ordered to 

punishment as they deserve. the Main 

Tho: Pitt. ^'"=•'•'^• 

G. Roberts. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 

To M" : Thomas Abbis John Meveeell. 

Cheif Mate of Ship Phoenix. 



roviBions. 



I have this day two Papers delivered me, the purport of them are complaints 
against Cap' : Carswell, and yourself, signed by severall of your Ships Company' 



58 



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[8-. ] 



■FORT ST GEORGE, JULY 1702- 



Thuesday 
9th : 



Genii : 
Letters to 
Metchle- 
patam & 
Vizagapatam 
and Bengali 
read. 
What 
Customary 
in the 
Conrta as 
to ye ; 
registr : 
Mr : Warr 
reoommend- 
ed to the 
Mayor &ca : 
wch ; recom- 
endation 
they 

regarding 
not. 

a Paper 
orderd 
to be 
delivered 
them by 
y« : Seen': 



which Paper I send by the bearer, and order you to call over all those men, and 
acquaint them that 'tis mj Command, that they appoint four or five men to come 
ashore, and represent their grievancyes before the Governour, and Oouncill from 
whom they shall find such redress as consists with Justice ; and 'tis likewise 
necessary that you yourself come ashore to answere to such matters as shall bee 
alledged against you. Dated in Fort S' : George this 7*'' : day of July 1702. 

Thomas Pitt, Goveen^ : 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Bsq^ : President & Govern^ : 
Gabriel Roberts Francis Ellis 

Thomas Weight Matthew Bmpson 

Thomas Marshall John Meveeell. 



Generall Letters to Metchlepatam, Vizagapatam Dated the 7* 
to Bengali dated this day read, approved, and signed. 



Instant, and 



Itt having been accustomary since the Erecting [of] Courts of Judicature in 
this Place, that the Register of the Admiralty Court was allso Register to the 
Mayor and Aldermens Court, and there having been lately a vacancy of that ofl&ce, 
by the removeall of M'' : John Berlu to Fort 8' : David, in whose Room wee 
Elected M'' ; William Warr, and recommended him to the Mayor as a proper Person 
for their Register likewise, he not any wayes regarding it, choose one M' : Charles 
Alley in contempt of our recommendation, for which it is resolved that M'' : William 
Warr be Established by us Register of that Court, and that the following Paper 
(as Bnterd after this Consultation) bee sent by our Secretary to the Mayor and 
Aldermen when assembled and that the Secretary by order of the President, and 
Councill send a summons to the Mayor and Aldermen in order thereunto, when, 
the Secretary is to read it, and deliver itt to the Mayor. 

Tho : Pitt. 

G. Roberts. 

Tho: Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Whereas wee the President and Councill of this Place did on the 
25* : last month Elect, and Nominate M'' : William Warr to bee Register of the 
Court of Admiralty, and at the same time ordered him to attend the Present Mayor 
to acquaint him therewith, and allso to tell him that the President and Councill did 
recommend him the aforesaid William Warr to bee Register to the Mayor and 
Aldermens Court as had hitherto been accustomary which recommendation was 
confirmed soon after by our Secretary to the Mayor, yet nevertheless the Mayor, 
and Aldermen in contempt of the same did on the thirtieth of June last proceed 
to the electing of another, and did choose Charles Alleyn for their Register, and 
as wee are informed without issuing out a due Summons for the attendance of 
all the bench for that end. 

Now Whereas the Company did wisely foresee and provide against such 
irregular proceedings as might bee occasioned thro' ignorance, malice, or contempt 
of their highest Authority in this Place, they have in their Charter to the Corpora- 
tion reserved a power to themselves Generall & Councill of India, President and 
Councill of this Citty of Madrass to displace, Mayor, Aldermen, Justices, or 
inferiour Officers belonging to the Court, and to put others in their room, by 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 59 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1702 [9th] 



virtue of w"*" : power and our highly resenting their Proceedings in Electing a 
Register, contrary to our Intimation, we here declare the Electing Charles Alleyn 
Eegister of their Court to bee Null and Void, and do positively appoint, and 
constitute the aforesaid William Warr Register to your Court, and do require, and 
Command you the Mayor, and Aldermen to accept him as such and wee declare 
him such to all intents, & Purposes. Given under our Hands, and the R' : Hon'''° : 
Comp Seale in Fort S* : George this 8*" : day of July 1702. 

Thomas Pitt. 

Gabkiel Roberts. 

Francis Ellis. 

Thomas Wright. 

Thomas Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Ship Jeirusalem Coja Mooraudoo Noquedah arrived from Bengali. 10th . 

Ship Sarum Cap' : John Colliers Coraand'' : belonging to the R' : Hon"" : H 

Company sailed for the Northern Factoryes, and Bengali by whom sent Generall 
Letters to the Cheifs, and Councills of Metchlepatam and Vizagapatam both 
dated 7*'' : Instant, and ou to the President and Councill of Bengali dated the 
Q**" : Instant. 

Sloop S' : George M'' : William Weld Master saild for Vizagapatam. 

Ship Dansbargh arrived from PoUicat. 13 

Sloop Abednigo[LacMna in the original] Stone Master sailed for Bengali. 15th ; 

Att a Consultation Feyday 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq," : Peesident & Gov" : 
Gabeiel Roberts 

Thomas Weight Matthkw Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 
M" : Francis Ellis sick. 
Gruapau &c* : Arrac Farmers paid into the R' : Honourable Comp' : Cash the Pa. loo pd : 
10"" : June last Four Hundred Pagodas, which was omitted to bee Entred in the itl" ^^Arrac 

Consultation booke till now. Farmers on 

M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper payes into the R' : Hon"" : Companys Pa. i,7oo. pi: 
Cash Seventeen hundred Pagodas, on Account Goods sold at outcry belonging to Mrwrithton 
the R' : Hon''''^ : Comp' : Joint Stock Merch*" : Accot: Goods 

sold of Joint 
Stock Mer- 

Generall Letters to the Deputy Governour and Councill of York Fort, dated General! 
23"^ : June and 9"^ : July to the Cheif and Councill att Bantall, and to the GeneraU ytk^orTi 
and Councill of Suratt dated 16"" : Instant read, approved and Signed. Bantaiiread. 

Ordered that One Thousand Pagodas bee paid M"" : Thomas Marshall Pay- Pa. i.oooor- 
master for defraying Charges Garrison. Ir/master''* 

Gruapau Ac* : Arrac Farmei'S payes into the R* : Honourable Comp^ : Cash Pa : 4oo pd : 
Pagodas Four Hundred on that Account. '^^° *^^f„^^ 

Farmers on 
that accoant. 

Ordered that M"' : Thomas Marshall and Ro[ . . . ] Kelk looke over Cap* : Oapt : Lam- 
Lamberts Deceased Papers relating to the Persia Voyage. ordered'trbe 

Ordered that Thomas Reader, Alexander Woodman, Edward Daugaster, 
James Scou [ • . • ] and Francisco de la Mart at their request be discharged 
from farther Service in this Garrison and that John Cornish, John Johnson, Lew drexs^Ent* 
['^] Cordeilo Chasenta Deos, Antonio de Rosario , and Francisco Gomasa bee 
Entertained Souldiers in this Garrison. 

8-A 



discharged 
" " Sonl. 



Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GWRGE, JULY 1702- 



[17IH] 

Seoretarys The Secretary reports that according to the Order of the Governoar, and 

report of the Councill he had attended the Mayor and Aldermen with the Papers for dismissing 
^liA "^the M'': Alleyn from being Register and establishing M'': Warr in that Employ, w'=*>: 
Mayor Ac* • -^as accordingly done by them, but before the Secretary had read to them the 
Paper, the Mayor was very desireous to see itt, saying he did not know, but it 
might Contain that whicli was not fitt to bee read, or him to hear, w'"^ : expres- 
sions wee can't but condemn to bee impudent and Saucy. 

Tho Pitt. 
g : robeets. 
Thom : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Maeshall. 
John Meyerell. 

18th : Received ^ French conveyhance a Generall Letter from the Generall and 

Councill at Surat dated 8*'' . and 2'6^ : May last, advising that their troubles are not 
yett ended, but daily expected they will. 
19. Ship S'* : Cruce Cap* : Senh'' : Marcus Commander sailed for Manilha. 

Ship Dansburg sailed for Trincombar. 

Dispatch'd '^ Pattamar to the Generall and Councill att Surat Generall 
Letters dated 28th April, l&^^: and IS"': Instant, the former being deferred send- 
ing till now, to advise that the restraint on the Companys Trade here was taken 
off, as allso a Generall Letter to the Commodore and Councill of Anjengo, dated 
28"' : April last. 
SO'"' : Ship Dolpheu [Lacuna in the origi7ial] Ford Master saild for Bengali. 

The following order was signed by the Governo'' : and Councill Viz* : 
Ordered that Ketch Josiah bee sold for Pag^ : 800 to Noquedah Bbrahim, itt 
being an extraordinary price, and no one offering more. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Gabeiel Robeets. 
Thomas Weight. 
Matthew Empson. 
Thomas Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

23d : Last night Ship London Cap* : Mathews Com': came to an Anchor in this 

road, and early in the morning he writt the Governour a very civill Letter ac- 
quainting, that he belonged to the Seperate Stock that the Two Companys were 
united, with other Europe news, as allso of his having toucht att the Maderas, 
when whilst there hee received advices by a small Pink that the Colchester 
Cap* : Rouse, and Wentworth Cap' : Sax's both belonging to our Masters, and | w'''' :] 
of the new Companys Ships were all past by that Island bound for this Coast and 
Bay. About 8 a Clock this morning the Govern'' : sent [off] M' : Pitts to invite the 
Captain ashore. 
27th : Sloop Goodventure Nichola Simons Master sailed for Bengali. 

Ship Bencoolen Cap* : Christopher Dixon Comander sailed for York Fort by 
whom sent a Generall Letter to the Deputy Governour and Councill there dated 
19*'' : June, 9*'' : and 25*'' : Instant, and a Generall Letter to the Cheif, and Councill 
at Bantall, dated 1'* Instant. 

Madrass Merchant [Lacuna in the original] Master saild this morning into 
S': Thoma road, from thence she designes on a Voyage to Manilha and Macow. 

Received 'W Pattamara two Generall Letters from the President and Councill 
of Fort Will"" : in Bengali, dated 23'' : May, and 6*'' : June last, two Generalls from 
the Cheif and Councill of Vizagapatam dated 24*'' : June and 2*' ; July, two 
Gen"" : from the Cheif, and Councill of Metchlepatam dated lO**" and 18*" : Instant 
with Copy of their Contract for Pag' : 23812-18. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 61 



-FORT ST. GEOBOE, JULY 1702- 



Att a Consultation Friday 

31. 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : Peesident & Govern* : 
Gabriel Robekts 

Thomas Weight Matthew Emfson 

Thomas Marshall John Meveebll. 

M" Fkanois Ellis sick. 

The President reads his Account of the R' : Hon'''": Companys Cash for the acco*: Cagh 
month June last, the Ballance Pag^ : 39,^22 : 13 : 5 : ^°/'''* """^^ 

' o ' of June read. 

Ordered that M'': William Dean be assistant to the Land Customer, M"': John Mr : Dean 
Rudge to the Warehousekeeper, and M' : William Grosvener to the Paymaster, 
and that they all Enter into their several! Employes forewith. Land 

OuBtomer 



under the 



Hon 



Ponagettee Narso &c*: Tobacco, and Beetle farmers payes into the R* 
"'' : Companys Cash Eight Hundred Pagodas on that Account. 



Mr : Rudge 
to ye : 
Warehouae- 
keepr : 
Mr : WiUm : 
liroeevenr : 
und'r the 
f aymaef : 
Tobacco & 
beetle 
fsrmerB 
payes 
into Gash 



that account. 

Generall Letters from the President & Councill of Fort William in Bengali ^eneraii 

dated 23'': of May 6*'': June, Generall Letter from the Generall and Councill at Bengaiif'^'"" 

Surat dated S"" : and 28'' : Jlay last, two Generalls from the Cheif and Councill of ^,"''at. 

Vizagapatam, dated 28'' : June and 2'' : July two Generalls from the Cheif and J^'^'^^p**^'" 

Councill of Metchlepatam dated 10"": and 18"' : Instant are all now read. Mstchiepm, 

read. 

The Warehousekeeper is ordered to deliver the President Two Thousand Rup- 2,000 
Rupees being for one Bill of Exchange dated [Lacuna in the original?\ drawn by the p,i fas'" ^^ 
Cheif &c* : at Vizagapatam, and that Five thousand, four Hundred forty three aiuoPa: 
Pag^ : fiveteen fanams, and two Cash bee paid out of Cash, being for Two bills oi f^,. 2 bills of 
Exchange drawn by the Cheif, and Councill of Metchlepatam. One for Fourteen ^;xcbange 
Hundred fourty three Pagodas fiveteen fanams, and two Cash, dated [Lacuna in MetJhie- 
the original] payable to the Hon'''" : President, the other for Four Thousand Dated patam. 
the 18"^ : Instant, payable to Kittee Narrain, as advised of in the aforesaid Letters 
from those Places. 

The Hon'''"; President payes into the R* : Hon"'*': Companys Cash Eight ^Pagsoo 
Hundred Pagodas, being what the Josiah Ketch sold for, according to an order ^asi,'"'" j-gyi 
siened by the President and Councill the 20"' : Instant. maohthe 

Josiah Ketch 
sold for. 

Resolved that the Loyall Cooke bee a Septem'' : Ship for England, in order [«ej solved 
thereto 'its resolved y' : the Warehousekeeper sends on board his proportion of c,'ooke"fbee] 
redwood according to Charterparty and Eight hundred baggs Salt Petre, and that i^ent home 
the Pepper he brought from Mallacca bee continued on board him. Wa^rehol"!.' 

keeper : 
ordered [to] 
load redwood 
& Saltptere 
on board her. 

M"": John Affleck &c* : Freighters of Ship Phoenix delivers in a Petition freighters of 
relating to severall wrongs sustain'd by Cap' : Lambert, w"='' : is now read, and the pt'cj^nii 
consideration of it referred till tomorrow morning eisrht a Clock. deliver in a 

*= '^ Petition. 

Ordered that M' : Thomas Marshall bring with him, to the Councill board, to ^^""''Jj, 
morrow morning, all Papers that he has found amongst Cap' : Lamberts, relating orderd [to] 



62 



Becorch of Fort St. George 



[3l3T] 

Papers he 
has found 
amongst 
Oapt : 
I/amb* : 
relats : 
Persia 
Voyage. 



keepr : 
orderd to 
pack np 
Rnps : for 
Bengali & 
1,000 chest 
coppar & 
repack Tea 
to send for 
England. 
Land 
Customer 
reads Acco's : 
for the moth : 
Jane and 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1702- 



to the Persia Voyage to see whether it agrees with M' : Afflecks &c* : Freighters 
Charge, for sundry sums of money [exjtorted from them, and what money he 
received for aroods on Freisrht. 



Ordered that the Warehousekeeper do forewith pack up in Chests all the 
Uupees in the Warehouse, and repack One Thousand Chests of coppar, each Chest 
to contain One Hundred thirty two pounds, in order to bee sent to Bengali, and 
allso that he rattan, and Gunny over the Tea come on the Loyall Cooke from 
China, making it in a fitt condition to bee sent for England. 



M' : John Meverell Land Customer reads his Accounts of Land Custom for 
the month J une last, the particulars Viz* : 



Choultry Custom 
Eubie breakers 
Town Ditto 
■Registring slaves 



Pa. 403 : 33 

„ 62 : 33 
„ 13:14 

5:28 



79 



payes Pa : 
400 on yt : 
Aocot : 
Paymastt ; 
reads his 
aoco* : for 
April. 



and payes into the R* : Hon*"'^ : Companys Cash Four Hundred Pagodas on that 
Account. 

M"" : Thomas Marshall Paymasf : reads his Accounts for the month of April 
last "^ticulars Viz : 

Charges Garrison ... 

Silk Wormes 

Charges Extraordinary ... 

Account Presents 

Charges Dyet 
Charges Generall .. 

Charges Cattle 

Mary Smack 
Fortifications & Repairs ... 



. Pa. 


1,590 


24 




6 


14 


;; 


123: 


9 




5 


20 




393 


25 




681 


27 




50 


24 




66 




.. » 


21 


31 


Pags: 


2,939 : 


30 



Pa. 1,000 
ordered the 
Paymaster. 



Ordered that Anthony De Allmaida, Salvidou Ferrera, and Peter Coucheen^ 
bee entertaind as Souldiers in this Garrison. 

Ordered that One Thousand Pagodas bee paid M"' : Thomas Marshall Pay- 
master for defraying Charges Garrison. 

Tho: Pitt. 

g : eobekts. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thoms : Marshall. 

John Meverell. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter of this dayes date to the Cheif and Councill of 
Metchlepatam. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 



63 



FORT BT. Gi:ORGi:, AUGUST 1702 

Att a Consultation. 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq^ ; President & GoveenR : 
Gabriel Roberts 
Thomas Weight Matt: Bmpson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

M"' : Feanoib Ellis sick. 
Eesolved that as soon as the Loyall Cooke has taken on board her the red 
■wood & Salt petre that she proceeds to Fort S*: David with Gabriel Roberts Esq"' : 
&c* : Companys Servants designed for that Place, and that the Secretary draws 
out a Commission for him, persuant to the R* : Hon^'' : Companys Letter dated 
the 14*" : February 1701. 



Resolved that the President payes unto the Warehousekeeper Thirty thousand 
Pagodas in order to be sent to Fort S' : David on y*" : Loyall Cooke. 

Ordered that the Steward Ship on the Loyall Cooke for Fort S* : David the ^ 
following Stores Viz* : 

Syrash Wine 6 Chests. Goa Arrac 6 Hogg' : Rosewater, 2 Chests. Sugar 2 
Canasters. Sugar Candy 1 Canaster. Wheat 100 Mercalls One bagg of Severall 
sorts of Persia fruit. Wallnuts 1 bagg. 

Tho : Pitt. 

G : PtOBERTS. 

Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq* : Peesident & Govern^ : 
Gabeiel Roberts 

Thomas Wright Matt : Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 
M": Francis Ellis sicJc 

Generall Letter to Bengali of this dayes date read and approved. 
Ordered that whatever is found belonging to the Choultrey, amongst M'' : John 
Penford deceased effects, bee delivered to M': John Meverell Land Customer. 



August 
Satturdat 



The Loyall 
Cooke 
order'd to 
Fort St : 
David to 

Mr : EobertB 
&oa : 
Secretary 
to draw out 
Mr : Roberts 
CommisBion. 
Pags : 30,000 
ordered for 
Fort St : 
Da-rid. 
oreB 
order'd 
(or Fort 8* : 
David. 



Monday 
3d : 



M' : John Berlu Register of the Court of Admiralty, payes into the R' : 
Hon"^ : Companys Cash Eight Pagodas twelve fanams on Account fees of that 
Court belonging to the Company. 

This day M' : Affleck &c* : Freighters were heard as to their Petition against 
Cap' : Lambert (Copy of which is Entered after this Consultation) upon which it 
did appear that the deceased Cap* : Lambert had extorted great suiSs of money 
from the Freighters & likewise that he had received a considerable sume for 
freight of Goods, as allso loaded on his own Account near Fifty or threescore 



Letter reed : 

[WJhat 
belongs to 
y*" : Choul- 
trey among 
Mr : Pen- 
fords 
[ Effect3] 
orderd to be 
deliver'd 
(to Mr:] 
Mevfreil. 
[Pa:] 8: 12: 
pri : by Mr : 
Benu [on 
acco' :] 
Court fees. 
Freighters 
of Ship 
Phosnii 
heard as to 
their 

complaints 
agst ; Oapt . 
Lambert 



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-FORT 8T. GEORGE, AUGUST 1702- 



[3«»] 

Cap* : Tons of gru[ff] goods, all which is confirmed by his own Papers, the Adjus[t]ment 

Lambert „f which Account between Cap' : Lambert deceased, and Freighters is referred to 

Loaded near . '^ 

50 or 60 our next meeting. 

Tons. 

secry : Ordered that the Secretary takes copyes of all Cap* : Lamberts Papers 

takrco *es relating to his Persia Voyage, and that the same bee attested upon Oath, before 

of l\ufl^^: the Judge of the Court Admiralty, to bee true Copyes, by Cap' : Carswell, 

Lambert jyjr , H[or]nage and M'' : Kelk Cap* : Lamberts servants. 

relate : 
Persia 

The heads This day WOO had the heads of all the Casts, before us, to whom was read,. 

fa^^he^lT ^^^ delivered in the Jentue Language a Paper, Translate of which is Entered 
Govr: <!rc. after this Consultation, for the rais[ing] money for the black Town "Wall. 

Tho: Pitt. 
G : Roberts. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 
To THE Hon''*'^ : Thomas Pitt Esq*: Prksipent 
FOB Affairs of the R^ : Hon=" : English 
East India Company on thk Coast of 

ChOROMANDELL & GOVHRNODR OF FORT 

S'' : George &c^ : Counoill. 

The Petition of John Affleck Ac" : freighters of Ship Phoenix. 
May it Please your Hon' : 

Your Honour Ac"*: in behalfe of the R*: Hon^^** : Company having let out to 
your Petitioners ship Phoenix on freight for 400 Tons, and that your Petitioners 
should have the same priviledges as the R* : Hon'''^ : Comp'^ : themselves could 
claim according to Charterparty as ^ Contract will appear, your Petitioners did 
accordingly provide in Bengali such a quantity of Goods as might suffice to 
freight said ship to Persia, but Cap* : Thomas Lambert Comand'' : of said ship did 
refuse to take in all the Goods that your Petitioners the freighters had provided 
but contrary to all Justice, and equity did receive on board severall other freight 
Goods to the great detriment of your Petitioners, on pretence of his own 
previledge about which the[y] had some discourse with the Cap' : before they 
had taken the ship to hire, in the presence of the Hon*"'^ : Governour who askt the 
Cap* : what stock he had of his own, who answered about fifteen Hundred or two 
Thousand Pagodas, when the Governour as a means to prevent disputes, proposed 
to the Freighters to take the Captains money att Respondentia which with much 
adoe was agreed on and the Freighters accordingly took of him Two Thousand 
Pagodas att Thirty[five] "^Cent which was much more then they made of. 
When the Captain quitted his Priviledge, but [told] the Freighters his Oflficers 
must carry something for their encouragement which was allso agreed to ; [like] 
wise said Cap* : Lambert, Cap' : Carswell &cP- : officers did lade on board said Ship 
in Gombroon a considerable quantity of Goods more then their accustomary 
Priviledges, farther Cap' ; liambert contrary to the Contract made between your 
Hon' : &c" : and freighters, did in Bengali force from your Petitioners Factor, for 
the use of the great Cabin, and Passengers the suiHe of Three thousand two 
Hundred ninety six Rupees besides his treating said Factors with such unkind 
usage as is not fitt to bee mentioned. Likewise Cap* : Carswell succeeding Cap' : 
Lambert did in Gombroon receive of the Passengers for their passage to Madrass 
near a Thousand Rupees claiming it as his own and refuses to make yo' : Peti- 
tioners Satisfaction. Now may it Please your Hon': &c^ : your Petitioners have 
fairly, and clearly represented their case to your Honour &c* : and in an intire- 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 65 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1702 [3bi>] , 

confidence of your Hon" : &c* : complyance with your contracts are ready to 
prove the particular damages they have sustained by the extravagant abuses of 
Cap* : Lambert &c" : not doubting but to receive from your Honour Ac" : a just 
redress of said greivances as your Honour &c* : in your "Wisdom, and prudence 
shall think fitt, in whose approved Justice your Petitioners shall ever Humble 
acquiess. 

July 22'': 1702. Yo' : Hon": most Humble 

and most Obed* : Serv* : 
John Affleck. 

The Governour and Council having at the frequent requests of the Cheifs of the 
Jentue Casts, disburst money out of the Comp° : Cash towards the Charge of 
Fortifying the Black Town, wliich was solemnly promis'd by them should bee 
repaid, by a General! tax on themselves about which there has been severall 
meetings but nothing effected, and whereas the fortyfications of the Black Town 
are in good part finish'd w"'' : tends much to the security, and advantage of the 
Inhabitants thereof more especially the richer sort who cannot but bee sensible of 
the same, so doubt not that they will chearfully contribute to the charge thereof, 
m order to which wee have directed this Paper to bee deliver'd to the Chief of 
each Cast, who are forewith order'd to summon their Cast, when this Paper is to 
bee read to them and every man permitted to subscribe what he will give 
voluntary towards the aforementiond P'ortifi cations, and such sum's to bee paid 
as his Subscription to the head of the Cast, and such [others] that refuse to 
subscribe, their names are to bee taken in a List apart, and given in to the 
[Governour] that so a speedy course may bee taken w*'' : them. 

Itt is ailso required by the Governour & Councill that the Cheifs of the Casts 
do not embez'le any of the money collected for the aforesaid use under the 
severest penalty, and that they extort noe money from the poorest sort of people, 
the aforesaid Fortifications being Cheifly raised for the benefit of the ritch, 
and 'its further order'd that what mon-^y received for the use aforesaid by the 
Cheif of the Casts, bee paid from time to time unto the Paymaster M' : Marshall, 
and fore[with] with this order to bee put in Execution. 

Rec'' : a Gen" : Letter from Fort S' : David dat'' : 3P' : July. 

Ship Sedgwick Cap' : Plumb Com'' : saild for Atcheen & Pegu. 

Att a Consultation Thuesday 

6th. 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq» : PRESinENT & Govern" : 
Gabriel Roberts Matt: Empson 

Thomas Wright John Mevbrkll 

Thomas Marshall 

M" Francis Ellis, sick. 
Gruapau &c'' : Arrac Farmers payes into the R* : Hon'"'^ : Companys Cash ^^J {jTshV 
Four Hundred Pagodas on that Account. Arrac far- 

mers on that 
Aoco* : 

M'': Scarlett desiring leave to goe to Port S' : Davids for recovery of his [^^ ',|,j^^g''*[^ 
Health, it's agreed that he proceeds thither on the Loyall Cooke. 1°*! ^'°^id°'''' 

Ordered that Ventura Ferera be Entertain'd a souldier in this Garrison. ent"ertaind. 

There being offered Nine Pagodas |i Candy for Sugar, and sixteen for the sugar & 
Sugar Candy brought on the Loyall Cooke from China, 'tis agreed the same bee ^l^^^ 2*°^^ 
sold, and that the Warehousekeeper deliver it accordingly. Cooke. 

There being here various reports on shore about the discontents amongst the Mess's : 
men of the Phoenix's Ships Company, who 'tis said they should declare, that A^XTshaii 
lett the Governour & Councill settle matters as they pleased here, if it were not orderd oi. 
to their liking, they would alter it as they pleas'd when they came to sea, for phrenix to • 
which reason, and that wee may the better come to know the just cause of their examine ship 
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^e° ort the ""^ discontents, Tis resolved, & Agreed that M'' : Matthew Empson, and M"" : Thorn' ; 

same'. Marshall two of the Councill go off to-morrow morning on board of the Phoenix, 

and take off with them the Captain, Purser, and Chief Mate of the said Ship, and 
that the Secretary delivers them the round robben signed by that Ships Comp* : and 
tbe Letter that came with it, where they are to call over, and examine each man 
that signed to it, and enquire into the particular causes of the discontent, and report 
the same to the Governour. 

Freighters of This day wee debated the particulars of M'' : Afflecks &c°^ : Freighters Charge 

ohargr^'^dl- against Cap* : Lambert Deceased, and deferred the adjustment thereof to our next 

baited & re- cOnSultatiOD. 

Freight of Whereas M'' : Bruce in Persia has shipt on board Ship Phoenix Two Hundred 

bOTtV g'oo^b' Sixty Nine Chests, Bales, and baggs, belonging to Cap' : Lambert Deceased, and 
from Persia consigned the same to the Governour, and Councill of this Place, w"'' : they 
^wiZ^^ *° ^^ ordered to bee deliver'd to the Paymaster for sale thereof, & the Freighters com- 
plaining of the great quantity of Goods put on board on Cap' : Lamberts Account, 
and Ninety eight Chests, Bales, and baggs by the Ships Company Tis resolved 
One Hundred Chests Cap' : Lambert bee freight free, and that the Paymaster 
payes freight for the remainder according to Custom and for the Ninety Eight 
Chests amongst the Ships Company, ordered that Cap' : Carswell gives us a 
particular Account to whom they belong, that so every man may have a propor- 
tion of the Priviledge allowed the ship, and pay freight for the remainder. 
Capt: Cars- Ordered that Cap': Craswell bee accountable to the Freighters for what 

t^Vy wt^"^ money he rec'* : in Persia for Passengers ; reserving to himself the priviledge of 

money reod : Jjig Round HoUSO & Cuddv. 
for Paa- '' 



Pa: 1,000 Ordered One Thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster, 

pa/mastt. for defraying Charges Garrison. 

Tho : Pitt. 

G. Egberts. 

Tho: Wright. 

M: Empson. 

Thom^ : Marshall. 

John Mbvbeell. 

7th. Ship Sedgwick returned into this Road about eleven a Clock this morning, 

she having sprung a Leake just as she was out of sight of Land, W™ : the Com- 
mander thought itt not prudence to proceed on his intended Voyage to Atcheen 
& Pegu. 

Thursday Att a Consultation 

13lH. 

Present 
Thomas Pitt Esa» : President & Govben" : 
Gabriel Roberts Matthew Empson 

Thomas Wright John Mevbeell 

Thomas Marshall 

Mb : Francis Ellis, sick. 
Warehouse- M' t Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper reads his Accounts Remaines of 

hh'AJoots^^^ Sundry's in the Wai-ehouse taken the last of April, as allso his monthly Accounts 
remains for three mouths, May, June & July and payes into the R* : Hon*"® : Companys Cash 
uat^& hu ' ^oiir Hundred Seventy seven Pagodas, and thirty-two fanams, being the Ballance 
monthly of an Accouut, Goods sold at Outcry, belonging to the R' : Hon*"'^ : Companys 

Aooota : for X • i. Oi. 1 TV/r ut o o r J 

May, June Jomt Stock Morch' : 

& July & 
Payes Pa : 
477, 32, as 
ye : balle : of 
ys : Merohts : 
goods sold at 
ontory. 



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67 



-FORT ST. G:E0RGE, AUGUST 1702- 



Mess": Matthew Bmpson, and Thorn': Marshall delivers in their report in 
•writing (as Entered after this Consultation) of their enquiry into the differences 
amongst Ship Phoenix's Comp'' : 



Order'd that the Warehousekeeper, and Storekeeper get ready, and Ship 
and on board the Loyall Cooke for Fort S' : David the following Stores Viz' : 

Fot. 

Wax 1 Candy, Scarlet 2. p' : Timbers from 18 to 20. 20. Gunnyes oOQO. 

Ropes J 6 Ca. Twine 2^ Candy-Wax cloth 50 p' : Carriage Plank from 3 to 6. 20 
or 30. Trucks, Flint Ware &c'' : for Presents. 50 Portuguez Common Prayer 
Bookes. 

M'' : Matthew Empson Sea Customer reads his Accounts of Sea Customs, for 
the months of May, and June last Viz* : 
May 

To Oastom of Goods Imported and Exported this month. P 

To Custom on Grain 

To Anchorage — 

To Tonnage ... 

To Salvage for an Anchor 

To freight of Sugars from Metchlep 



2,175:21 

156 : 14 

27: — 

19: 16 

8: 18 
57 : 25 



[13th] 

MesB'S ; 

Bmpson & 
Marshall 
delivers in 
their report 
of Ship 
Phoenix 
Oompa ; 
Stores 

ordered to bo 
got ready by 
the Ware- 
housekeeper : 
& Store- 
keepr ; to 
send to Fort 
St : David. 



Sea Cnstomer 
reads his 
Aocot : of the 
Sea Onstoms 
for the 
months of 
May & June 
and 



70 



June 
To Custom on Goods Imported and exported this month 

To Custom on Grain , 

To Anchorage 

To Tonnage 



Pags: 



2,444 


22 


75 


1,689: 
569: 

54: 
22: 


30 
38. 

8 


74 
70 


2,336 : 


- 


44 



and payes into the R* : Hon*''" : Companys Cash Five Thousand Pagodas on that 
Account. 

Ordered that Francisco Paiss be Entertain'd a Souldier in this Garrison, and 
that Titus Owen, and Peter Peterson at their request be discharged the Gun- 
roome to serve on board Ship Phoenix. 

Order'd that Six Thousand Pagodas be paid out of Cash to the Supra 
Cargoes of Ship Loyall Cooke, on Account of their Comission on her China 
Cargoe. 

Tho : Pitt. 
G. Roberts. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 
To the Hon^le . Thomas Pitt Esq'' : 
President, and Governor op 
Foet S^ : George &c^ : Council. 

In persuance of an order of Consultation of the 7"' Instant wee went on 
boai'd Ship Phoenix, and on examination of the Ships Company, do find a generall 
prejudice against M' : Abbis Cheif mate of said ship, but inquiring into the 
particular reason for the same, think he has given them no just reason of 
complaint. 

There appear'd, but one man against him, of the whole Ships company, that 
complaind of any severe drubbing, which wee leave to your Honour &c* : 

9-A 



Pays Pa: 
5,000 on that 
Aooot : 
A Souldier 
Entertaind 2 
Gunners 
discharged. 
Pa : 6,000 pd : 
the Supra 
Cargos of 
Ship Loyall 
Cooke. 



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Judgment to determine whether he deserved it or not, this complaint was made 
by Robert Marsingal a Quartermaster who declared that the Cheif mate had in 
the Voyage from Gombroone to this Place, drubbed him with a small Cane, 
without a just cause, but itt was justified bj one of the Ships Company as well as 
the Mate that he refused to obey his Command, saying he would not work till he 
was satisfyed who was to pay him his wages. 

There was three or four frivilous complaints brought against him, but so 
triviall as not worth the inserting here. 

Most of the men complain'd of the Shortness of their Provissions during the 
whole Voyage, which your Hon'" : &c* : has been fully informed of. 

Enquiring of the second mate &c* ; Officers the reason of this hatred against 
M' : Abbis were informed that he for want of a good Boatswaine &c'' ; officers is 
forced to goe forward to see the Ships business done, by which means he has 
gained the ill will of severall of the men and not (in their opinion) by any severe 
usage to them. Dated in Fort S' : George this 8"" : day of August 1702. 

Matt: Empson. 
Thom*: Marshall. 



Feyday 
14th 



Instrnotions 

to Mr: 

Roberts &oa : 

rfiad. 

Generall 

lettrs : rood : 

read. 

3 Gunners 

discharged. 

Capt: 
Lamberts 
Papers 
perused, find 
but 1/3 of 
w* : sold in 
Persia, 
returned. 
Cap': 
Carswell 
examind who 
pretend to 
know 
nothing. 
Goods 
returned 
Amot : but to 
Bba : 35197, 
■whereas 
goods sold in 
Persia Amo* : 
Sha : 111000. 
the Pay- 
mastr : Capt : 
Carswell &c»: 
orderd to "^ 
oso ye : 
Papers & 
state an 
Aooot : & 
report it. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 



Thomas Pitt Esq^ 
Gabeiel Roberts 
Thomas Wright 
Thomas Marshall 



President & Govern" 



Matt: 

John Meverell. 



Councill att Fort S' : David, 



Instructions to Gabriel Roberts Esq'': &c* 
dated the 12"": Instant now read, and approved. 

Generall Letter from the Deputy Govern'' : and Councill of FortS*: David 
dated 31" ; July last now read. 

Philip Soule, Ishmall Williamson, and Benjamin Hinton at their request are 
discharged the Gunroorae, for to serve on board Ship Phoenix. 

Upon Perusing Cap' : Lamberts papers, and finding an account of Sale of 
w' : goods he carryed from Bengali, and not above one-third part of the produce 



thereof returned hither upon which wee sent for Cap* : Carswell, M' : Homage, 
and M'' : Kelk to examine them upon itt, who pretend to know nothing of it, 
saying that they thought M'' : Bruce who brought all the Cap*' : Goods, had made 

full returnes to the Governour and Councill here, whereas the Invoice comes, but 
to thirty five thousand one hundred ninety seven Shaheesmne (sic) and the sale of 
his goods, and others that he was intrusted with amount to upwards ot one 
hundred and eleven thousand, so the better to direct our judgments in this matter 

'tis ordered that the Paymaster, Cap. Carswell, M' : Homage and M'' : Kelk peruse 
all Captain Lamberts Papers, and from them state an account between Cap* : 
Lambert, and M' : Bruce, and report the same. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 69 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1702- 



[14-] 

Wee having stated the Account between Cap' : Lambert, and the freighters Freighters of 

of Ship Phoenix and in regard that Cap'. Lambert is dead, have done all, so i^'capt!'^'"'' 

much in his favour as 'tis hardly answereable to reason or justice, for that he has Lambert, 

barborously used the Freighters in extorting money from them, and Loading ^Ited*'"'"'' 
what goods he pleased contrary to his Charterparty, the particulars of which is 

Entered in this Consultation, by which Account he stands Indebted to the Rups. 10012 

Freighters Ten Thousand and twelve Rupees, w'"'' : wee order to bee paid to M"": awarded to 

Aflfleck, and Coja Paulos Excutors &g^ ; freighters, by the Paymaster who is freighters. 
ordered to take care of the aforesaid Cap* : Lamberts effects. 

There having been severall complaints from such of the Companys servants Allowance 
as are marryed of the small allowance of Dyet money being little more then what money' 
is allowed to meniall servants, and the Gentlemen of the Councill having noe increased. 
more, 'tis therefore agreed that for the future that such as are marryed, and are 
of Councill here, bee paid Ten Pagodas '^' mensem to commence from the begining 
of next month, the ministers eight, atid the rest of the Corapanys Servants six 
Pagodas, and this order to stand till the Company approve or disapprove of 
the same. 



Cap' : Thomas Lambert Deceased D'' 



Rup». 



To Sundry Sums of money extorted from the 
Freighters of Ship Phoenis for the great Cabin, 
Passingers, Hoisting in Goods &c* : and the 
Freight of goods he underhand tooke in at low 
rates, and applyed the money to his own use, 
all -w"^ : appearing by his own Papers, as allso 
the vast quantity of Gruff Goods, that he 
carryed on his own Acco' : Amounting to 42-^ 
Tons with other injustices he did the Freigh- 
ters in the aforesaid ship to Persia are as 
follow"' : 

To what he extorted for Hoisting in of Goods, 
Passengers &c'' : as appears by own Account 
w*"'* : the Freighter paid rather than he would 
ruin the Voyage, depending upon having 
justice on his return to Madrass, being advised 
to itt by the President and Councill in Bengali, 
the proof of the receipt of this money, appears 
by one of his own papers N° : 10 ... ... 3294 — : — : — 

To Freight of 96 bales he took in of Coja 
Surhaads for w"'' : he received as^P' M' : Shel- 
dons Account Currant w* : him N° : 18 : and 
Coja Surhaad Letter N" : 12 & M' : Sheldons 
Lett': N°: 13 2000:-:- 

To twelve bales mentioned in the two foregoing 
Letters which belonged to another Armenian, 
what freight he received for them wee find not 
in Cap' : Lamberts Papers, but charge them 
as Coja Serhaad mentions in his Letter, to 
which wee give no Credit, knowing itt to bee 
an under Freight, but to avoid censure, wee 
charge them, but Twenty Rupees f^ Bales ... 240 : - : - 



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[W""] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 170^- 



To Respondentia on 5634 Rupees being the 
Amount of what lie extorted from the Freigh- 
ters, for which he is to allow them thirty one 
^ Cent advance being the same which they 
paid Cap' : Lambert Respondentia as appears 
by the bonds he forced them to give for the 
money which Amounts — 

To what loss'd on 924 p' : of Gunnyes w""" : Cap* : 
Lambert refused to take in, turning the boats 
from the ships side notwithstanding his ship 
was not near full, for y* : they coild the Cables 
in the hold, & took in 30 Candy Pepper at 
Anjengo, the losse by not taking in the afore- 
said Gunys computing them at 12 Rup^ : a 
hundred less then he sold in Persia, which is 
proved by Cap': Carswell and the Purser 

To freight of 80 Candy Pepper taken in at 
Anjengo at an under rate of 15 '^ Cent, whereas 
it is 18 to 20 f- Cent freight from the West 
Coast hither, for w"^ : hee received as by Acco' : 
under his hand appears Sha : 8060-s at 8 Sha : 
P Rupee as ^ his account to M'' : Brabourne. 

To Freight of severall Gruff Goods, from Bengali 
to Persia particulars thereof, as f' Account 
annex'd, computing it after the rate of y^ : 
Comp. Tonnage (W' : Bowyears goods included, 
who has given a note to indemnify Cap* : 
Lambert as appears in his papers N" : 7) the 
whole Tonnage amo*^ : to 42 Ton. 1262 lb. out of 
which he's allowed freight free 12 Ton 1262 lb. 
besides severall goods carryed by the officers of 
the ship, and notwithstanding the freighters 
tooke his money at respondentia to prevent his 
claim to any priviledge, so that he is charged 
here out for 30 Ton and that after the rate the 
freighters pay for the whole ship w"'' : is 8000 
Pag** : for 400 Tons, w*^*" : is a great hardship 
upon the freighters, and an unprecedented 
favour to Cap* : Lambert the amo* : is 600 Pa. 
at 340 rup^ : for 100 Pag^ : is— 

To freight of a bale of romalls of M' : Bowyears 
not inserted in the freight of the goods before- 
mentioned — 



To Freight to 2 bales of 
Invoice N°: 17 ... 



Skeldons as ^ his 



1718: 8: 



277: - 



382 : 8 : - 



2040 : 



20; 



40 



Ruy^: 10,012: 



Tho Pitt. 
G : Roberts. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom"* : Marshall. 
John Mevereil. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 



71 



FOBT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1702- 



Thie day about noone we received a Generall Letter from the Cheife and 
Councill at MetcUepatam dated 3''' : Instant advising ua the unhappy news of 
Ship Norris being burnt, by the carelessness of the Stewards drawing off a cask 
of Brandy w''*' : tooke fire, and set the ship immediately all over in a blaze, 33 
Persons were saved in the Pinnace, amongst whom was two "Women, the Cap* : 
and about ninety soules were lost with the ship, this misfortune happening within 
12 Leagues of Metchlepatam, her Cargoe was valued at about £ 1,60,000 of which 
there was 1,80,000 in Treasure, she sailed out of the Downes on the 10*'' : of March 
and two dayes before she had the unhappy news of the Kings death, they allso 
advise of their meeting the Wentworth oS of the Cape, (bound for Fort S* : 
George) where she went in, but they touch no where. 

Dispatch'd a Generall "^ Pattamar to the Deputy Governour and Councill 
of Fort S' : David dated this day. 

Ship Christian Quintiss Cap' : Long arrived from Trincombar, 



14 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq'' : President & Gov'': 

Gabriel Roberts 
Thomas "Wright Matt Empson 

Thomas Marshall John Mbverall 

M" : Francis Ellis, sick. 

Ponagettee Narso Sco" ■• Tobacco, and beetle farmers payes into the R* 
Hon"^ ; Companys Cash seven Hundred Pagodas on that Account. 



M'' : J ohn Affleck &C'' : freighters of shipe Phoenix to Persia payes into the 
R' : Hon'''^ : Companys Cash Eight Thousand Pagodas for the freight of said 
ship. 

The Phoenix who arrived here the 1^"^ : July, has lain here chiefly to settle 
the Account between Cap* : Lambert deceased, and the freighters, and to settle the 
distractions in the Ships Company, as well as the expectation of the arrivall of the 
Europe Ships, that so by the Companys orders, and advices, wee may the better 
know how to dispose of the ship, but they not arriving wee have resolved this 
day that she shall proceed to Bengali with some redwood, Coppar and Treasure, 
in hopes that they'l procure a Freight for her from thence for Persia or Mocha, 
or retume hither with stores Slg" : for the Garrison, against which wee will use 
our utmost endeavours to freight her for England. 



Monday 



Pa : 700pd : 
into cash by 
the Tobacco 
& beetle far- 
mers on that 
acooant. 
Pa : 8000 pd : 
Into Cash for 
the freight of 
Ship Phoenix 
to Persia. 



Thei 
why ship 
Phoenix has 
been 

detain'd here 
so long. 

Resolved the 
Phoenix be 
sent to Ben- 
gall with 
redwood, 
Ooppar & 
treasure 
to be sent to 
Persia or 



Ordered that the Warehousekeeper load on board Ship Phuenix for Bengali 
One Thousand Chests Coppar, one Hundred Candy Redwood, and Rupees, 



Cap* : Matthews Comand"" : of the ship London desiring leave to coine some 
silver here, amog* : which is Maxico Dollars oz seven thousand eight Hundred 
ninety eight, and five penny weight, propper for the West Coast, w"" : in propor- 
tion to what other silver he coines, charges of the mint deducted, amounts to 
Eighteen thousand eight Hundred fifty eight Rup'' : six annas w'^'' : sume the "Ware- 
housekeeper is ordered to pay him, wee intending to send the Maxico Dollars to 



returned 
bither. 
Warehouse- 
keeepr : 
orderd to 
load upon 
her redwood 
iica : 

Oapt : Mat- 
thews desires 
leave to coine 
his silver. 
Maxico 
Dolls : oz 
7898 5 orderd 
to be bought 
for the West 



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■FOBT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 170S 



the Ware- 

honsekee- 

per 

to Pay for 

the same. 

Mr : Bridges 

leave to go 

to Port St : 

David. 

Mr : Mar- 
shall &ca : 
produces an 
Accot : stated 
by them 
between 
Capt : Lam 
bsrt deed : 
and Mr : 
Bruce, and 
Balle of 
said Aooot : 
dne from 
Mr : Bruce 
Sha : 68444 : 
7. 

Paymastr : 
orderd to 
mustr : ship 
Phcenix ■ 
Company. 



the West Coast on y^ : Hampshire w"* : what bales wee can provide against her 
returne from Bengali, and there to fill up with Pepper. 



M"" : John Bridges returning from China with Mr : Roberts, who is now 
going Deputy Governour of Fort S* : Davids, desires to reside with him there as a 
Companys Servant, which request is accordingly granted him. 

M"" : Marshall, Cap* : Carswell, M"" : Homage and M'^ : Kelk Cap* : Lamberts 
Servants having perused the Papers, and Accounts of the Deceased Cap"^ : Lambert, 
according to an order of Consultation the 14*'' : Instant, and to the utmost of 
their judgments, & to what appeard before them from Viewing aforesaid Papers, 
stated an Account between Cap* : Lambert Dec'' : and M' : James Bruce in Persia, 
by which 'tis found that M' : James Bruce is Indebted to the Estate of Cap* : Lam- 
bert Shahees Sixty eight Thousand, four Hundred forty four, and seven Gauz 
concerning which 'tis resolved that wee write to Persia by all opportunity to 
demand the same. 



Ordered that the Paymaster muster the Phoenixes Ships Company. 
Thom^ : Marshall. Tho : Pitt. 

John Meverell. Gt : Roberts. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 



19th 



Ship Mahomud Noquedah Asseem sailed to Quaudah. 

Ship Loyall Cooke, Cap* : Boulton Comand'' : sailed for Fort S* : David, on 
which went Gabriel Roberts Esq'' : Deputy Governour for that Place, and severall 
of the R' : Hon*''" : Companys servants ordered thither. 

Ship London Cap' : Matthews Comand'' : sailed for Bengali, by whom sent a 
Pacquet to the Hon*'" : John Beard Esq'' : President &c* : Council there. 



Thcksdat 



Mr : Charles 
Fleetwoods 
West Coast 
Accot : 
with the 
Company 
stated. 



AiT A Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq^ : President & Govern^ : 
Matt : Empson Thomas Wright 

John Meverelt, Thomas Marshall 

M= : Francis Ellis, sld: 
M' : Charles Fleetwood formerly Deputy Govern'" : of the West Coast deli- 
vered in a Petition for leave to goe to Anjengo, he intending to go thence to his 
Brother Consul! at Grand Caro, and for what he is Indebted to the Company he 
offers his Bond, as not being able to pay one Pagoda, of which being well assured^ 
and considering the detaining him here, the Company would most certainly loose 
every penny of the Debt, whereas giving him liberty they may bee some hopes of 
repaying the same, or recovering itt of his Security in England, his debt arrising 
from a charge drawn up against him by M'' : Barwell in year 1694, itt Amount- 
ing to DolP ; 9892. 1 Fa for whicli he was sewed in the Court of Judicature here 
when they cleared liim of P" § 2953-3. and gave Judgment against him for 
6938 D°' : 3. 2. from which Judgment he appeal'd to the Governour & Council who 
upon thorough examination of his Accounts have discharged him of DolP : 3713. 
jeac. -^injch with what he paid into the Companys Cash at the West Coast as '^ 
Account appeares there remaines due to the Company 2260 DolP : 3^"° : 1'^*"'^ : 
for which he has given the bond aforementioned. This Account had been sooner 



Diary and Consultafio7i Bool; 1702 73 

FORT ST. GHOROE, AUGUST 170S [20th] 

adjusted, but that M"^ : Fleetwood from time to time, pretended that by 
searching Bookes, and Papers, he doubted not but to clear the whole Charge, which 
to say no more was severe upon him, th6 wee can't excuse M' : Fleetwood from 
being guilty of profound slothfuUness, and carelessness. 

Tho : Pitt, 

M : Empson. 

Thom^ : Marsftall. 

John Meveeell. 



,, SaT0BDAT 

Att a Consultation 220 

Present 

Thomas Pitt EsqR : President & Govebn'' : 
Matthew Empson Thomas Wright 
John Meveeell. Thomas Marshall 

M« : Francis Ellis, sick. 

M"" : Thomas Marshall Paymaster delivers in the Muster Roll of Ship Phoenixs PaymaBten 
Company, being fifty eight men, and boy es, with ten Lascars entertained in the sMp'comp»: 

Countery. *'ei°| ^s m«n 

■' and boys 

■wth : 10 
Lascars. 

1,000 
ordered the. 



Ordered that One Thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster ?» = 



for defraying Charges Garrison. Paymi 

M" : Thomas Wrighl Warehousekeeper payes into the R*: Hon"'': Companyes Pari,ooc> 
Cash One Thousand Pag° : on account Goods sold out of y" : Warehouse. S''',"l*° ^ 

° '' Cash by the' 

Warehouse- 
kr : for goods 
Hold. 

Ordered that the Paymaster do provide, and send One Hundred bottles of Present to 
strong Waters to Nabob Dowed Cawn. One Chest of Rosewater to the Duan ac*^: orderd 
One Chest of Ditto to the Buxee. to be pro. 

vidd by ye r 
Paymaster. 

M' : Sheldon having sent Goods to Persia by Cap' : Lambert, as ^ his Papers Paymaster 
appeares, ordered that the Paymaster makes up an Account of the same and pay \°J't^.-^lm^^ 
the Ballance to M'' : John Affleck being M' : Sheldons Attorney. herts effects- 

the Amot : 
Goods sent 
by Mr : 
Sheldon by 
him. 

The President as Mintmaster payes into the R* : Hon'''® : Companyes Cash Fifty Pa : 54,968 1 
four Thousand nine Hundred sixty eight Pagodas, and twenty four fanams, being bein^'the 
the produce of the Loyall Cooke Gold coined in the mint. produce of 



the Loyall 
Cooke gold 
out of ye : 
mint. 

Ordered that the Warehousekeeper repack up in Chests, the Quick Silver Quicksilver 
come on the Loyall Cooke in order to bee sent to Bengali by the first opportunity . e'e'^ngln*" 

Resolved that the President sends on the first two boats that goes for Pa: 10,000 
Metchlepatam Ten thousand Pagodas for the R' : Hon'''^ : Companys Account five Metchie-'^ 
thousand Pagodas, and five Peons therewith on each Boat. patam. 

Wee having been advised from Bengali that Coppar sells for no more then 1,000 chests 
31 Rupees "!> Maund, was the reason wee sent but One Thousand Chests thither to B'^e^ngll"' 
on the Phoenix, and whereas the Loyall Cooke brought L',912 Chests, all which if and why. 
it had laine to have been disposed of here, would have very much depreciated the nminder of 
10 



74 



Records of Fort St. George 



[22nd] 

wt : bronght 
on the Loyall 
Cooke sold 
for Pa : 58 "^ 
Candy, and 
why. 



23 



SI 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1702 

Coram idity, the sending of which away has incouraged Merchants to make 
propof^ealls for the remainder, and having been offered several] times Fifty eight 
Pai^odas f Candy four Pecull to y" : Candy and 1;32"' : to the Pecull, on which wee 
have differed onely on the weight of the Pecull, which has been formerly 182'^ : and 
of late comes out but 130 soe have agreed with Vinkettee Chittee for the whole 
parcell, att fifty eight Pagodas f' Candy, each Candy 4 Pecull, and 131^'' : to the 
Pecull to bee paid in three months, the reason for our disposing of it is, not onely 
that the Dutch have brought a quantity to Sadrass, but that the time of the 
raines coming on when shall bee able to send little or none into the Country, and 
some few months after w''' : is over wee expect a considerable quantity from 
China. 

Tho : P[TT. 

M : Empson. 

Thoms : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

Snip Dansburg Cap* : Mare belonging to the Danish Company arrived from 
Trincombar. 

Ship Phoenix Cap* : Carswell Comander sailed for Pengall by whom sent a 
General! Letter dated y" : 2P' : Instant to the President &c": Council of Fort 
"William in Bengali. 

Ships Christian Quintass and Dansburg both sailed for Bengali. 

Briggantine Debora, and a Parr sailed for Anjengo, 

Keceived a Generall Letter "^ Pattamar from the President and Council of 
Fort William in Bengali, who advice of the arrivall of ship Earapshire there, and 
that the restraint on Trade is not yet taken off. 

Dispatched '^ boat a Generall Letter to the Cheif and Council of Metchlepatam 
dated this day, with 5,000 Pagodas in charge of 5 Peons. 

Heceived ^ Pattamar a Generall Letter from the Deputy Governor, and 
Council of Fort S' : David dated 28* : Instant, advising of M' : Roberts arrivall 
there. 



September 
Tuesday 

pHO. 



Pa : 300 pd : 
into Cash by 
the Arrac 
farmers on 
that Acoot : 
Caniiy 5 of 
copper to be 
ooin'd into 
West Coast 
Cash, allso 5 
Ca: for this 
?lace. 
West Coast 

coin'd. 
Generall 
Letters rocd : 
read. 

A note to be 
put np at the 
Sea Gate, 
that all 
person have 
leare to 
freight on 
Hampshire. 



rruapau 



&C'' 



Att a Consultation 

Pi-esnnt 

Thomas Pitt Esq^ : President & Govern" : 

Thomas Weight 
Matthew Empson Thom^ : Marshall 

John Meveeell. 
M« : Francis Ellis, sick. 
Arrac Farmers payes into the R* : Hon''^^ : Companys Cash Three 



Hundred Pag^ : on that Account. 

Ordered that the Warehousekeep'' : reserve five Candy Coppar (out of that 
sold by order of Consultation of 22"* : past month) and deliver itt into the mint, 
to be coined into West Coast Cash, as allso five Candy for Cash for this Place. 
Resolved that the Mintmaster come into West Coast fanams, what remain [in] g of 
the Silver delivered for allay of Ship Loyall Cookes Gold from China. 

Generall Letter from the President & Councill of Bengali dated 29"^ : June 
last, from Metchlepatam dated 17*'': August, and from Fort S' : David dated 
28'*' : August all now read. 

Ordered that the Secretary puts up a note at the Sea Gate, to give Notice 
that all people are free to freight on Ship Hampshire to the West Coast, who is 
designed to saile hence if possible in September. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 



75 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, 8HPIEMBER 170S- 



The President reads his Account of tbe R' : Hon''^'' : 
the month of July last, Ballance being Pa: 32,212 : 26 : 5. 

M'' ; Thomas Marshall Paymaster reads his Paymasters 
month of May last Viz' : 

Charges Garrison ... ... ... ... ... Pa : 

Mary Smack 
Charges Uyett 
Charges Generall 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Extraordinary 
West I. 'oast ... 
Silk Wormes 
Fortifications & repairs 



[1"] 
Companyes Cash for ^coo* : Cash 




for the 



month duly 
read. 

Paymastr : 
reads his 
Paymastra : 
Afico* : for 
May. 



Ordered that One thousand Pagodas be paid M' 
master to defray charges Garrison. 

M' : John Meverell Land Customer reads h 
last Viz' ; 

Choultrey Custome ... 
Kubie Broakers 
Town Breaker 
Registring Slaves ... 



Thomas Marshall Pay- Pa: i-ooo 

orderd the 
Paymaster. 

Accounts for the month of July Land cnsto- 

mer reads his 
Aooo's : for 
July A 



ag»: 


385: 


34: 


48 




91: 


15: 


24 




2: 


12: 







5: 


12: 


~ 


Pa: 


485: 


1: 


72 



Companys Cash Five Hundred forty four Pagodas [Pnyes] Pa : 

500 on yt : 
Aocot : 
Gnnner 
Enlertd : 
[Pags : 775: 
9' p") : out of 
Cash [for 6 



and payes into the R' : He 
on that Account. 

Ordered that Edward White be Entertained a Gunner in this Garrison. 

Resolved that there be paid out of Cash Seven Hundred Seventy five 
Pagodas nine fanaras itt being for six Guns bought of the President weighing 

cwt. qr lb. 

193 : 3 : 7 at Pa 4 f" Hundred [weight ?], they being for the service of Vizaga- 
patnm Garrison and we having none of those sizes to spare from the workes 
here. 

M'' : Daniel Du Bois having been generally sick, and out of order since he 
came from Bombay, and was made Storekeeper here, in so much that itt 
occasioned delay in passing his Accounts which the President has very often 
called upon him for, so that this day he sent M'' : Hunt to read the same in Con- 
sultation, and accordingly they were read, from the month of November to the 
ultimo April last. 

The aforesaid M'' : Dubois continuing very ill itt is order'd that M"" : Joseph 
Hiller assist him in bringing up his Accounts, and that he forewith goes about 
the same, and the Sec'''' ; to acquaint him thereof. 

There having lain a long time some Currall heads in the Godown, which 
have been often cail'd by such as have had occasion, and bought the same att 
Ten Pagodas \y Seer, so that the redders, and best Colourd are gone and 
no[thiDg] but the pailest remain which are not esteemed at Pegne, [when] they 
are Genei all sent for Sale, and this day the Warehousekeeper acquainted us that 
he's offered Pag' : ['F] Seer, [and that] he sells it accordingly. 

\_Four pages completely /o?-n.] 

I Serapau the Cheife Merchant for ray part am old, and sickly, and as the 
life of man [is] uncertain, being desireous that the Comp": Debt may be cleared, I 
humbly request yo"" : Honour &c^: Gentlemen of the Councill will please to take 
it into your serious consideration, that we may clear the Comp* : Debt. 

And shall as in Duty bound ever Pray &c* : 

10-A 



Storekeepers 
Acoot . read 
for 5 months. 



Mr : Hiller 
ordered 
assistant to 
the Store- 
keeper. 
Currall 
ordered to be 
snld at Pa; & 
"|> seer. 



7^ Records of Fort St. Geon 



£3""] FOBT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1702- 



Dispatclied a Generall Letter to the Cheif & Coancill of Metchlepatam dated 
;3d 2' : Instant with 5,000 [Pag ?] in charge of two of our Peons and 4 of theirs. 

Ship Sedgwick Cap*: Thomas Plumb Comand'': sailed for Pegue. 

Ship House de loo belonging to the Dutch Bast India Company arrived here 
4 from Negapatam. 

Ditto Ship sailed for Pollicatt. 
6_ Ship S** : Mariha Coja Saphir Noqueda sailed for Pegue. 

Ship Bona Voyagio [Lacuna in the original] Master sailed for Pegue. 
9. Ship Colchester Cap': Benj. Rouse Comd'' : arr'' : from England. 

WiiDNEs- Att a Consdltation 

DAY 

9th. Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq« : Presid'^: & Govern*. 

Thomas Marshall John Meverell 

M" : Ellis, M« : Wright & M^ : Empson, Sick. 

The Pacquett from the R* : Honourable Company ^ ship Colchester being 

opened was found to contain as ^ List Entered after this Consultation ; and the 

Generall Letters dated 12"': of January, 6'": and 13*": March 1701 &c'': Papers, 

were all now read. 

Tflo: Pitt. 
Thom': Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

List of the Comp' : Pacquett to Fort S^ : George 
BY Ship Colchester. 

N": 1. Comp Generall to the Fort dated 6'^' : March [1701]. 

2. Invoice of the Ship Colchester. 

3. Bill of Lading ship Colchester. 

4. Copy Ditto Ships Charterparty. 

5. Copy Comp^'': Generall to the Fort IS**": January [1700] sent f 

ship Dutchess and Loyal Cooke. 
r 6. Copy Comp"'': Letter to the Presid' : Pitt 24'": Jan'-^': [1700] 
Seal'd up< sent '^ Phoenix and Loyall Cooke. 

L 7. Copy Comp*": Letter to Presid* : Pitt 15th Jan"^ : 170[0]. 

8. Copy Comp^^: Generall to Fort 14*^: Feb"-*': 1700 f" Loy : 

[Cooke]. 

9. Copy Comp Generall to York Fort 8 July 1701 f' Jn° : & 

10. Copy Comp"^:" Generall to the Fort 17*": Septem' : 170[1] 

Sent T Chambers frigat. 

11. Copy Comp'''': Generall to the Fort 12*": Jan': 170[1] sent?' 

Tankervill New Companys ship. 

12. Proposalls for an Agreement between the [two] East India Com- 

panys containing 21 Articles. 

13. Jeremiah Harrisons Covenants and Bonds Factor dated 22'' : July 

1701 to be signed and returned for England & the Counterpart 
here sent to be then delivered. 

14. Comp'' : Generall to the Fort dat" : 13*" : March 1701. 

15. Key of a Chest of medicines '^ ship Colchesf : in a Box apart. 

16. Cap' : William Kids Tryall six of them in y" : [ . . . ] 

17. A Letter from the New Comp" : Directed th[ither] To the Hon"' : 

John Pitt Esq'' : Presid* : and the rest of [ . . ] y"" : Coast 
of Chormandel for [ • • ] Comp* : tr^xding to y'' : East. 



Diarii and Onnmltatimi, Rook, 1702 77 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER, 1702 [Qth] 



18. Votes of the House of Common^ : 8"" : March 1701. 

19, The R* : Hon^'« : The Lords Address to her Majesty the 9^'^ : of 
March 1701 and her Majesties most Gracious auswere there- 
in the Box j unto. 

apart. , 20. The Commons Address to y" : Queen six. 

! 21 . The London Gazett from Thursday 5"' : to Monday G'*' : March last. 
I 22. The London Gazett from Monday 9*" : to Thursd^- : 12**^ : D° : 1701. 
1^23. List of Souldiers on board the Colchester. 

Ship Saphir Salamad, Mahomud Sadick Noquedah sailed for Pegue. 
Ship Loyall Cooke Cap' : Richard Boulton Commander, arrived from ^'^^^ 
Fort S' : David by whom received a Generall Letter from the 
Deputy Governour & Council there, daf* : 12'" : Sept'' : 1702 
w* : Invoice and bill of Lading for 265 bales Loaden upon her. 

Att a Consultation Monday 

14IH 

Frescnt 

Thomas PriT Esq" : Peesidknt & Govern" : 

Thomas Whioht. 
Thomas Marshall Matthew Empson 

John Meverell. 

Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S' : David 
dated 12* : Ins' :[...] now read, which advices of a bill of Exchange 
[drawn] by them on this Presidency for one [ • • • ] two Pag^ : twenty 
six fanams [ • • • ] w"'' : is hereby orderd to [ . . . ] 

The disposall of the Hon''"' : Company's Factors and Writers sent out by ship 
Colchester being under consideration. It is resolved as followes, who were accor- 
dingly sent for and acquainted therewith. 

M'' : Finch assistant to the President in the Mint Affaires. 

MT : Etterick under the President. 



yr'. I ], f \ under the Accoraptant. 



M'' : Coppin Assistant to the Warehousekeeper. 

M"^ : Greaves under the Paymaster. 

M'' : Thomas Cooke ^ 

M"": Arron Jones [-under the Secretary. 

M'': Dixon J 

M' : Barrow under the Storekeeper. 

Ordered that John de Rosairo be Entertained one of the Gunroome Crew, 
and Lorenso Furdenando, Nichola de Rosairo, Abraham Jonson, souldiers in 
this Garrison. 

Whereas the Warehousekeeper acquaints us, that there is some damage on the 
Comp'" : Cloth come on the Colchester from England, Tis ordered that the Ware- 
housekeeper, Mess" : Empson and Marshall view the same, and report to what 
Amount to the Govern' : and Council. 

The Company having advised the death of King William of blessed memmory, 
and that the High and mighty Princes was Proclaimed Queen of England &c" : 
which they likewise ordered to be done in all their Settlements in India, so that 
in order thereunto 'tis agreed on Thursday next the 17"' : Instant, that at Eight in 
the morning the flag be hoisted halfe mast, and y' : there bee One Hundred peices 
of Cannon fired for the Kings death, with two Vollyes of small shott, the ships to 
fire twenty Guns each, and presently after to hoist the Flagg, when the Mavor 
& Aldermen on Horseback attended by the officers of the Corporation, and a 
foot Company do ride up to the Fort Gate, and Proclaime our Gracious Queen 
Anne of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, and from thence to go and do the 



78 Records of Fort St. George 

[UiH] fORT ST. GEORGE, SUPTEMBER 1702 

same at the Town Hall, Sea Gate, and Choultrey Gate, after which to fire one- 
Hundred and one peices Canon, and the ships in the road to fire 21 each, and in the 
evening all Inhabitants Europeans to meet at the Garden at the feast to drink the 
Queens health and prosperity to old England, and that the Secretary puts up y* : 
following Note at the Sea Gate Viz* : 

It is ordered hj the Governour & Council that on Thursday next the l?**" t 
Instant they will Proclaime our Gratious Queen Anne of England, Scotland, 
France & Ireland t'fcc"' : and that on the Sunday following the Governour and 
Councill will go into close mourning for the death of our Gracious King Willian* 
the third of blessed memory, hoping all well effected Persons will do the same. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : "Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom" : Marshall^ 
John Meverell. 

Wbdneb- ^^'^ ^ Consultation. 

DAT 16th 

Thomas Pitt Esq'' : Pbesidt : Gov^ : 
Francis Ellis 'I'homas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thom' : Marshall 

John Meverell. 

General! Letters to the Deputy Govern'' : and Council of Fort S' : David, tc 
the Cheife and Council of Metehlepatam, and to the Cheife and Council of Vizaga- 
patam all dated the IS**": Instant now read, approved, and signed. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom« : Marshall. 
John : Meverell. 

1'^" In persuauce to an order of Consultation on the 14*'' : Instant, the flag was 

early this morning hoisted, and at eight a Clock when there was two volleys small 
[sbott] and One Hundred Canon discharged by the \ minute glass, for the 
death of our [late] Gi'acioua King William the third of bless[ed] memory. Then 
the Flagg was again hoisted up, when the Mayor, and all the Alder[men] in their 
Gowns on Horse back with [twelve] Hall Certeers, and a Company of Granadiers 
marching before them, Proclaimed our Gracious Queene Anne at the Fort Gate, 
Town Hall, Sea Gate, and Choultrey Gate, with many hossaws, and great demons- 
trations of Joy, with three Volleys small Shott. One Hundred and one peices 
Cannon discharged. And in the eveniug the Governour attended by all the 
Gentlemen of the Council, with the Mayor & Aldermen and severall other Gentle- 
men (in Palankeens and Horseback) to the Company bowling Garden, where 
theve was a handsome Treat provided, all Europeans of fashing \_nc^ in the Citty 
being invited to [the] same, where they drank the Queens Health, and Pi-osperity 
to old [England.] 

18th Dispatched a Generall Letters to the Dep*': Governour and Council of Fort 

S' : David to the Cheife and Council of Metehlepatam [and] to the Cheif and 
Council of Vizagapatam, [all] dated the 15* Instant, and to the Comodore and 
Council at Anjengo dated 17**' : Ditto, inclosing in each Packett some Prints 
importing the most materiall news when Ship Colchester came away, allso seve- 
rall Paragraphs of the Companys Generall to this Place f" Ditto Ship, that 
related to each Factory. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 79 



■FOET ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 170S- 



[18th] 



Dispatched a small Letter to the Governonr of PoUicat, inclosing a Pacquet 
to the Gren' : and Council of Battavia, concerning the Goods seized at Mallacca, 
^esiricg their forwarding it as directed. 



Att a Consultation Sattdedat 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President & Gov'' : 
Matthew Bmpson Thomas WRiaHT 

John Mevkrell Thom' : Marshall 

General! Letter from the Cheif and Council of Metchlepatam dated 5"" : 
Instant now read. 

Ordered that the Warehoiisekeeper re[load] on board the Loyall Cooke all 
the brown [goods] that came upon her from Fort S' : David and that he load, all 
the Bay, and China Goods, and what other goods he can take in. 

Cap' : Boulton making it his reqiiest [in] writing (as Entered after 
this Consultation) for Ten Tons of Salt Petre, more then mentioned in Charter- 
party. Ordered that the Warehousekeeper do Load the same, and allso that he 
load on board ship Colchester redwood according to her Charterparty proportion, 
and what Quick Silver came [on] the Loyall Cooke from China, and that the Lead 
she brought from England be continued on board her. 

M' : Matthew Empson Sea Customer payes into the R' : Hon'"''' : Company 
Cash Two Thousand Pagodas on that Account. 

M'': Thomas Marshall Paymaster reads his Paymasters account for the 
month of June last Viz' : — 

Charges Garrison 

Vizagapatam ... 

Charges Cattle 

Cha7-ges Extraordinary ... 

Silk Wormes 

Bengali Presidency 

Charges Dyett 

Charges Generall 

Ship Sarum 

Ketch Josiah 

Fortification and repairs 



Ordered that One Thousand Pagodas be paid M"' : Thomas Marshall Pay- 
master for defraying Charges Garrison. 

Ordered that Francisco Le Brown bee Enter'ed one of the Gunroome in this 
Garrison. 

M' : Richard Hunt payes into the R' : Honourable Companys Cash Five 
Hundred Pagodas, on Account Stores sold by M'': Daniel Du Bois Storekeeper. 

Moortepilla the Storekeepers Conicoply payes into the R' : Honourable 
Companys Cash Two Hundred Pagodas, being for stores sold out of the Godown 
this month. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
TnoM^: Marshall. 
John Meverell. 



Pa: 1273 


22 


1 


34 


34: 


35 


2: 


33 


9 


I 


28 


26 


306: 


32 


486 


16 


377 


21 


24 


— 


9 


11 


ig»: 2555: 


15 



80 Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 170S- 



WlDNES- AtT a CoNSnjLTATION 

DAY 23i>. 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq^ : President & Gov": 

Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Tho' ; Marshall 

John Meveeell. 

Serapaa &c'': Joint Stock Merchants having brought in Goods, to the 
Amount of Ten Thousand Pagodas, according to their Agreement in Consultation 
of the primo Instant, ordered tliat Five Thousand Pag' : be paid them, according to 
said agreement [ • • • ] [p*y]i'-g double the sume in [ . . . ] 

Ordered that the Warehousekeeper do sell by Outcry, the damage Cloth 
come on the Colchester, itt being but little, insomuch that it will yield little- 
more then prime cost, which was the reason it was not delivered the Comand'. 

Order'd that Three Hundred fifty nine Pag* : fourteen fanams, be paid out. 
of Cash to the Mint Braminj for charges Coinage of the Loyall Cookes Gold 
from China. 

Ponnagettee Narso Ac'': Tobacco, and Beetle Farmers p ayes into the R' ; 
Hon"^ : Comp": Cash Seven Hundred Pag" : on that Acco*. 

The President reads his Account of ttie R' : Hon'''" : Companys Cash for the 
month [of] August last, Ballance Pag^ 49315 [3.] 

The Warehousekeeper Ac": delivers in the re[port] in writing (as- 
Entered after this Consultation) of the damage Cloth come from [England] on 
Ship Colchester, according to an order [of] Consultation of the 14"': Instant, and 
[here]by orderd to demaind of the Command[er] One Hundred and Thirty 
Pagodas eight fanams, being the stated damages on the above said Goods. 

M'' : John Meverell Land Customer reads his Land Customers Account for 
the month of August last Viz* : 

Ghoultrey Custome Pa: 319:23:12 

Eubie Breakers 63:26:40 

Town broakers ■ .. 15: 12: 70 



Pag« : 393 : 23 : 42 



and payes into the R* : Hon"" ; Companys Cash Three Hundred Twenty seveu 
Pag^ : on y' : Acco* : 

We being advised from Bengali that gold bears a good price there, and silver 
being dear here, we think it the advantage of the Company to send them the Chest 
N" : A : most of it being fine Gold, and accordingly the Warehousekeeper is order'd 
to Load the same on ship Colchester for Bengali. 

Tho : Pitt. 
'1'ho : Weight. 
M : Bmpson. 
Thoms : Marshall. 
John Mevebell. 
To the Hon^^^ : Thomas Pitt Esq" : 
President & Govekn^ : of Foht 
S'T : George &c* : Council 
Hon«^'^ : S" : Ac : 

I request your Honour Sec" : will be pleased to order on board ship Loyall 
Cooke the a[ddition] of Ten Tons of salt Petre more then mentioned in Charter- 
party, in order to render the ship [more] capable of bearing saile, I am 

Hon"'" : S' : Ac" : 
Fort S' : George Sep': 19"": 1702. Yo'' : most Obed' : Hum'"'' : Serv' : 

Richd : Boulto[n]. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 81 



FOBT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1703 



JEDJ 



To THE HoN^^^ : Thomas Pitt Esq"* ; 

Presid'^ : & Govern* : &c* : CorrNciL 

OF Fort S^' : George. 

In Pursuance to an order of Consultation of the M**": Instant, we met this 
morning to View the Broad Cloth &c* : received ^ Ship Colchester, Cap* : Benja- 
min Rouse Comander, and found the following peices much damaged, w"*" : was 
deliverd to y^ : Cap* : Viz* : 



Bale Popinjas. 



41 


121 22 

122 21 

123 22 


35 


127 Scarlet 24 



Broad Cloth. 

yO: 

21^ r3 Cloths at £ M : d fi 

21 J f- Cloth at 9^ : ^ 

22 I Pag- 



Pa : 66 : 80 



23| 1 clo : at £ 28 : 1 3-^'' : at 

i)itto 63: 24 



Fort S*: George, 23'': Sep"" : 1702. 



Pag**.- 180: 18 



Thomas Wright. 
Matthew Empson. 
Thomas Marshall. 



Att a Consultation Sattoedat 

26th 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Bsa" : Presid^^ : & Gov* : 

Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Ordered that Joseph Shaw, Henry Poney and John Boss, be Entertained 
Souldiers in this Garrison. 

M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster reads his Paymasters Account for the 
month of July last Viz* : 

Charges Garrison 

Cbarpes Cattle ... 

Fort S' : David 

Silk Wormes 

Charges Uyett ■ 

Charges Extraordinary 

West Coast 

Vizagapatam 

Ketch .Josiah 

Fortification & repaires 



Abdull L^bby Cawn Governour of Porto Novo and the Country about itt, 
came last night to S* : Thoma, having been lately at the Camp at [Vellore] 
unto whom the Governour sent this mornicg the Mulla with a complement, and 
two bottles of rosewater, which he kindly received, and intemated to him 
that he was desirous of seeing Madrass, which the Mulla was order'd to evade if 
possible, but not to give a flatt deny all, And whereas we have alwayes found the 
aforesaid Governour of Porto Novo a Friend to our Comp": Interest, of which he 
gave demonstration in y* ; business of the wrack [mV] of the Advice Frigot att 
Fort S* : David in considei'ation of w''^ : and to preserve his friendship 'tis agreed 
11 



Pa: 12.59: 


16 


63: 


12 


20: 





8: 


23 


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30 


409: 


30 


3: 


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J-26TH] FORT ST. GEORGH, SEPTEMBER 170S 

that we make him a Present of Gold Chaines to the value of about Four Hundred 
and fifty Pag'' : and that tomorrow morning the Mulla & Braminy attend him with 
the same. 

Tho : Pitt. 

Tho : Wright, 

M: Bmpson. 

Thoms : Marshall. 

John Meveeell. 

27 The Mulla, and Braminy in persuance to an order of Consultation of yester- 
dayes date, did this day attend Nabob Abdull Lubby at S' : Thoma, with the 
Present of Grold Chaines, which they privately offered, but he refused to accept 
them, telling them he was a true friend to the English so would take no present, 
but would alwayes continue the kindness he had for us, and make it his study to 
do us all the good services that lay in his Power. 

Ship Hampshire Cap*: Zachariah Tovey Comand' : arrived in this road from 
Bengali, by whom rec'': two Generall Letters dated the 10*: and IS"*: August 
last, from the President and Council of Fort Will" : 

Received ^ Pattamar a Generall Letter from the Commodore &c*: Council 
at An jengo dated the 28* : of August last, inclosing a Letter from Cap' : Denne[t] 
to the Hon*"^® : President advising the loss of hia ship the Rhebow on the Saugos, 
who belonged to the new Company bound from Surat to Persia. 

28 The following order was signed by the Governour and Council Viz*. 

Ship Hampshire Cap* : Zachariah Tovey Com'' : arriving in this road yester- 
day from Bengali, ordered that the Warehousekeeper and Storekeeper un[load] 
all Goods, and stores on board her, belonging the R* : Hon*'^" : Company. 

Thomas Pitt. 
Feanois Ellis. 
Thomas Wright. 
Matthew Empson. 
Thomas Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

29 M"" : Daniel Dubois senh" : Merchant in the R* : Hon"": Companys service 
departed this life about one this morningi (having lain sick severall mo*''^:) and 
was interred this evening, with a Company of Souldiers to attend the Corps to the 
burying Place, who fired three vollyes of small shott, and then were discharged 
12 Great Guns by the halfe minute glass. 

The following order was signed by the Govern'' : and Council Viz*. 
Ordered that the Warehousekeeper load on board Ship Hampshire Redwood 
according to her Charterparty proportion. 

Thomas Pitt. 

Francis Ellis. 

Thomas Wright. 

Matt : Empson. 

Thomas Marshall. 

John Meverell. 

October Ship Juan Martine arrived from Bengali, Cop[pin]Phedorasa Noquedah. 

p™°. Received a General! Letter from the Cheif & Council of Metchlepatam 

dated IS*'' : September last inclosing a Generall Letter from the Generall and 
Council of Surat dated 14 August 1702 by an Armenian Cossett. 

2n Ketch S*: George William Weld Master arrived this evening from Vizaga- 

patam, by whom a Gen" : Letter from the Cheif and Councill there dated 7"" : Sep- 
tember last, inclosing Invoice and bill of Loading for 99 Bales of Callicoes laden 
on her, belonging to the R* : Hon''''' : Company. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 



FORT ST. GEOBGH, OCTOBER 1702 

The following order was signed hy the Govern"': and Council Viz* : 

Ketch S' : George William Weld Master arrived last night from Vizagapatam 

with ninety nine bales of Callicoes belonging to the R' : Hon'''": Comp* : ordered 

that the Warehousekeeper doforewith unload the same. 



Thomas Pitt. 
Francis Ellis. 
Thomas Wright. 




Matthew Kmpson. 
Thomas Marshall. 




John Meverell. 






MOKDAT 

5. 



Att a Consultation 
Prp.sent 

Thomas Pitt Esq": Peesidknt & Govern": 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Meverell, 

Ordered that the Warehousekeeper load one Hundred and fifty Bales of 
Calicoes on board Ship Hampshire, and what more in the Godown as the Com"" : 
shall call for them. 

M' : Thomas Wigmore Trustee to the Estate of M"' : Francis Betts deceased 
payes into the R* : Honourable Companys Cash Six hundred sixty Pagodas, 
Twenty four fanaras, for which Bills are given him on the R' : Hon*''" : Company, 
for Three Hundred pounds, payable to S'' : Selatthel Lovell of London Knight. 

Ordered that the Paymaster, muster Ship Loyall Cookes Company, and report 
the same. 

Order'd that the Paymaster, Storeke(>per an[d] Steward, Ship on board the 
Hampshire w|hat] they were formerly ordered to provide for the West Coast. 

M'' : Th'imas Marshall Paymaster payes into the R' : Hon''*'" : Companys Cash 
One Hundred 84 Pagodas twenty six fanams, being [the] Ballance of Mr. John 
Penford Estate deceased and delivers his Accounts therewith to be sent to the H' : 
Hon''''': Company. He allso payes into the R*^ : Hon*''*': Companys Cash Three 
thousand, sev uteen Pagodas twenty six fanamq being the Ballance of Cap* : 
Thomas Lambert deceased Estate, in his Hands, and delivers his Accounts there- 
with to be sent to the R* : Hon"'" : Company. 

M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster reads his Paymasters Accounts for the 
month of August last Viz* : 

Charges (Jenerall 

Charges Cattle 

Charges of Merchandize 

Charges Exti-aordinary ... 

Charges Dyett 

Charges Giinerall 

Account Preseuts 

Silk Worraes 

Benuall Presidency 

Fort -'. David 

Fortification and repairs 



Ordered that John Butcher be Entertaind one of the Gunroome Crew of 
this Garrison. 

The Deputy Govcrnour and Council of York Fort complaining very much the 
want of assistance andM'': Joseph Marshall, M': Thomas Greaves, M' : Peter 

11-A 



Fa. 1,273 : 


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48 


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370 : 


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32 


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Records of Fort 8t. George 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1702- 



[5«] 

; Leicester and M' : Tkomas Powell offering their service, Tis agreed they be 

Bntertain'd, Factors and Writers for that Place, as followeth, and that halfe a 
yeares Salary be advanced to each of them. 

M"" : Joseph Marshall Factor for five yeares. 
M' : Thomas Greaves "Writer for two yeares. 
M' : Peter Leicester Ditto for two yeares. 
M'' : Thomas Powell Ditto for five year's. 
Generall Letters from the President, and Councill of Fort William in 
Bengali dated 10* and IS**" Aug*: from the Generall and Council at Surat dated 
the 14* : August, and from the Cheif and Council of Metchlepatam dated 18"*: 
September last all now read. 

Sunca Kama offering a Bill of Exchange for two Thousand Pagodas, paya- 
ble to the Dep'' : Governour, and Counoil of Fort S' : David, orderd that the 
same be accepted of, and that the said sume be paid to Sunca Kama out of the 
R* : Hon*"": Oompanys cash here. 

Generall Letter to the R* : Hon'''^ : Company Paragraph 80 now read, and 
approved. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FFEANCis Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

6 Received f- Pattamar a Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour and 
Council of Fort S' : David dated 4*'' : Instant with their Pacquet for the R* : 
Hon^'*': Company. 

7 Ship Loyall Cooke fired a Gun, and spred her colours to give notice that she 
was full. 

Thctesdat -^"^ ^ Consultation 

8™ 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Bsqb : Peesident & Govebn^ : 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

iHOMAs Maeshall 
John Meveeell. 

Ordered that Edward White, Daniel Bulfinch and John Russell are dis- 
charged the Guuroome, and Peter de fonnell from farther service in this Garrison. 
Ordered that one Thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Pay- 
master to defray Charges Garrison. 

The President reads his Account of the R' : Hon"'" : Companys Cash for the 
month of September last Ballance being Pag»: 40,943 : 33 : 5. 

M"' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster reports Ship Loyall Cookes Company to 
consist of 64 men. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FPEANOis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

9 Received a Generall Letter "W Pattamar from [the] Cheif and Councill of 

Metchlepatam dated the 28"^ September last. 

Delivered the Commander of Ship Loyall Cooke his dispatch for England. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1702 86 



FORT ST. GSORQE, OCTOBER 1702 

Yesterday in the evening the Comander of Ship Loyall Cooke, and M' : Robert 
Pitt as Passenger went on board, and last night between 9 and 10 Ship sailed for 
England. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Deputy Governour, and Council of Port 
^' : David dated this day. 



Att a Consultation Tuesday 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esqr : Peesid'^ : & GtOVEEN'' : 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Thomas Maeshall 
John Meveeell 
M" : Matthew Empson, sick. 

Gruapau & Arrac Farmers payes into the R' : Hon"" : Companys Cash three 
Hundred Pag* : on that Account. 

Mootepilla Storekeepers Conicoply payes into the R' : Hon''''' : Companys 
Cash Three hundred Pagodas on account Stores sold in the month of Septemoer 
last. 

Generall Letter to the Deputy Governour, and Council of York Fort now 
read, and approved. 

The Accomptant is ordered to draw out the Account of the last halfe yeares 
salary due to the R* : Hon"'' : Companys Servants, Ending the 29*^ September 
last. 

Ordered that One Thousand Pagodas be paid M"' : Thomas Marshall Paymas- 
ter for defraying Charges Garrison. 

Tho : Pitt. 
ppEANOis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom' : Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 

The 12"' in the afternoone it blew very hard at N.B. and continued so till 14 

the 13* in the evening, with squall of raine and great gusts when it came about 
to B* : and veering to the Southward the wind dull'd, & this day was fair weather. 

Ship Juan Martin sailed to the Northward. 

Ship President Thomas Greenhaugh Master arrived here from Fort S' : 15 

David, by whom received a Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour and 
Council there dated the y**" : Instant with Invoice, and Bill of Loading for 167 
Bales of Calicoes, belonging to the R' : Hon"" : Company. 

The following order was signed by the Govern"" : and Council Viz*. 

Ship President Thomas Greenhaugh Master arriving this evening from Fort 1^ 

S* : David with One Hundred Sixty, and Seven Bales of Calicoes belonging to the 
R* : Hon"" : Company ordered that the Warehousekeeper do early tomorrow morn- 
ing traverse them on board Ship, Hampshire, and that M"" : Ooppin goes off to do 
the same, 

Thomas Pitt. 
Franois Ellis. 
Thomas Weight. 
Matt : Empson. 
Thomas Maeshall. 
John Meveeell. 



Records of Fort St. George 



Feiday FORT ST. GHORGE, OCTOBER 1702 

16tb 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President & GovR : 
Francis Ellis, Thomas Wright 

Thomas Marshall 
John Mbvekell 
, M" : Matthew Empson, sick. 

Ordered that tlie Warehousekeeper Storekeeper and Gunner do provide and! 
ship off on board the President for Fort S' : David the following Stores Viz* : 
Cloth rashes six Bales. 

Broad Cloth Ordinary 15 Bales 2/3 red, and 1/3 Green. 
Scarlet one Bale. 
Aurora two Bales. 
English Powder thirty barrells. 
Granado Shells of Glass 200. 
Spunge Staves 50 from 4 to 5 foot long. 

Ditto 50 from 9 to 10 Ditto 

Shott of 5 I no diameter 60. 
Iron Crowes — J 2. 

Hand Screw one pair. 

In. Inc. 

Europe Cordage of 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 two quoils of each. 

Harsers from 7 Inc to four or six. 

Musketts one Hundred. 

Flints ten Thousand. 

English Iron 20 Owt. 

Factors Provissions of all sorts. 
Ordered that the Warehousekeeper deliver into the Mint the Chest of Gold 
N° [ . . . ] to be coined in Pag' : which came upon ship Colchester from. 
Bngland and that Mess" : Cookes, and Coppin be present at weighing it off. 

Ordered that the Warehousekeeper do sell all the rice come from Bengali on. 
ship Hampshire, as not being fit to be kept for the use of the Garrison. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFRANois Ellis. 
Tho : Wright. 
M : Empson. 
Thom° : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

jg Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Deputy Gov"' : and Council of Fort S* : 

David of this dayps date. 

18 Deliverd the Comander of Ship Hampshire his dispatch for York Fort. 
Received ^ Pattamar a Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour, and 

Council of Fort S' : David dated IS"- : Instant. 

19 Ship Hampshire Cap' : Zachariah Tovey Comander sailed for York Fort, by 
whom sent two Generalls to the R' : Hon''''': Company dated the 15"": and 18*'': 
Ins* : and a Generall Letter to the Deputy Governour and Council of York Fort 
dated 12"" : Instant, inclosing Invoice and Bill of Loading for 588 Bales Ac* : 
Laden on her Amounting to Pag' : 62,590 : Wd : 2. 

Ship President Thomas Greenhaugh Master saild for Fort S' : David, by 
whom sent a short Letter to the Deputy Governour, and Council there, inclosing 
Invoice, and bill of Loading for Sundrys Laden on her. 



Biary and Consultation Book, 1702 87 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1702 

Att a Consultation Tuesday 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Bmpson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Geiierall Letters from the Cheif and Council of Vizagapatara dated SO"" : 
July V"* : and 2S"' : September last, from the Cheif and Council of Metchlepatam 
dated the 4**^ : Instant, from the Deputy Governour &c* : at Fort S' : David dated 
Ih^^ : October all now read. 

Ordered that Three Hundred Pagodas be paid to Francisco Andrade being 
for one Bill of Exch" : drawn by the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S* : 
David dated 4*'' : Instant. 

M'' : Matthew Empson Sea Customer reads his Sea Custom Account for the 
months of July, and August Viz* : 
July. 

To Cnstom on Goods imported & exported this month ... 

To Custom on Grains 

To Anchorage 

To Tonnage ... 

To Acco' : freight rec** : \^ Mary Bowyer and ship Bedford. 



August. 

To Custom on Goods imported and exported this month 
To Custom on Grame 

To Anchorage 

To Tonnage 



and payes into the R' : Hon''''' : Companys Cash Three thousand Pagodas on that 
Account. 

Orderd that One Thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall towards 
building the black Town Wall. 

Pera Torabee Tonnapan Chittee offering a bill of Exchange for fiveteen 
hundred Pag^ : payable to the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S* : David, 
Ordered that the same be accepted of, and that the said sume be paid to Pera 
Tombee Tonnapan Chittee, out of the R* : Hon'''" : Companys cash here. 

During the time Dowed Cawn lay before this Place, we were considerably 
streighten'd for Provissions, at which time the weather being very hott, we 
could not salt up any, so were forced to keep a great number of Hoggs the 
meat for which was very chargeable, besides the great inconveniency of keeping 
such a number, so to prevent any future danger that may happen from the 
Garrison wanting Provissions, Tis agreed that between this, and January next 
that the Steward be ordered to kill Three Hundred Hoggs to bee salted up, as 
the Governour from time to time shall direct. And if it should .so happen there 
be no occasion for them, that then they be disposed of to the shipping as 
opportunity offers. 

We having had severall offers made us by severall persons, for some part of 
the broad cloth brought out by the Colchester, but few dayes past Vinkette© 
Chittee having made proposealls to take the whole quantity, so that in considera- 
tion y* : it will be damaged by lying by, and the New Company and the French 
having stock' d the marketts on this Coast, so that; the Commodity is not so 



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« 90: 


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28 


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Pa. 924 


23 


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19 


85 


„ 58: 


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24 


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31 


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88 Records of Fort St. George 



[20"] FCRT ST. GEORGB, OCTOBER 1702- 



much in demaind as formerly, we have therefore thought fitt to agree with the- 
aforesaid Vinkettee Chittee for the whole quantity reserving only some for Fort 
S' : David, and the use of this Place at the following Prizes, Viz' : Broad, cloth. 
Ordinary Seve[n]teen Pagodas f- peice, Scarlett at forty seven Pagodas ^ peice ;_ 
Aurora at Twenty seven Pagodas ■^ peice, the money to bee paid at four equall 
Payments within the space of six months. 

Tho: Pitt. 

FFRANcis Ellis. 

Tho : Weight. 

M : Empson. 

Thom': Marshall. 

John Meverell. 

27»" Received f Pattamar a Grenerall Letter from the Deputy Governonr, and 

Council of Fort S' : David dated 24"^ : Instant. 

Ketch S' : George M' : William Weed Master sailed for the West Coast, by 
whom sent a short Letf : inclosing copy of our Generall Letter '^ Ship Hamp- 
shire, with Invoice, and 2'* : bill of Loading of Ditto Ship. 

Thotbdat Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq" : President and Govern" : 

Francis Ellis 
Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Meverell. 

The President payes into the R' : Hon^''^ : Companys Cash Fifty two Pagodas 
being for permission of passage of the following Persons ^ ship Loyall Cooke for 
England. 

M' : Robert Pitt Pa: 26 

M'^s : Probys daughter „ 26 

„ 52 

The Accomtant delivers in an Account of the last halfe yeares Salary due 
to the R' : Hon^^'^ : Companys servants in this Place ending the 29*'' : September 
last Amounting to Pagodas 1059 : 1 : which is ordered to be paid. 

Henry Davenport Secretary reads his Account fees for Passes for the month 
of September last and payes into the R' : Hon"^ : Companys Cash Pag' : 6. 
24 : f an^ 

Ordered that Robert Vinion be entertained a souldier in this Garrison, and 
that Antonio Fiatho, Manuel Dias, and Manuel Teresa be Entertain 'd souldiers in 
y^: Garrison, and that their Pay Commences from the first of this mo"': they 
having been under armes from that time. 

M': Charles Bugden Ren tall Generall pays into the R' : Hon"° : Companys 
Cash Sixty two Pagodas ten fanams as the Ballance of the Quit rents ending the 
ultimo August 1700, and further payes Pagodas five Hundred on said Account for 
the ensuing year. 

Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S' : David 
dated 24"* : Instant now read, advising of two Bills of Exchange drawn on this 
Presidency, one for Three thousand Pag° : payable to Sunca Rama, and one for 
Five thousand Pag'' : payable to Chola Chittee, both which are orderd to be 
complyed with when presented. 

Ordered that the Accomptant layes before this board, next Consultation day 
an Account of the Bengali charge against M"' : Trenchfeild. 



Diary and Gonsultation Booh, 1702 89 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, OGTOBUR 1702- 



[29^«] 



Order'd that One Thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying Charges Garrison. 

The Goldsmiths found coining false Pagodas ordered that they be brought to 
their Tryalls on Satturday the 7**" : November. 

The Warehousekeeper representing to us that Checca Serapau Ac" : Joint 
Stock Merchants have brought in Callicoes to the Amount of upwards of fourteen 
thousand Pagodas since last Payment to them, which was the 24"' : past month, 
and the Merchants laying the necessity before us of having more money to draw 
their effects out of the country and we being apprehensive of the same ; 'J"is 
agreed they are paid Ten thousand Pagodas. 

Here being great want of Millitary officers in this Garrison which is one 
reason we detained Leiutenant Wyatt from going to the West-Coast besides 
Leiutenant Sinclare who commands one of our Companys being very creasy, and 
often indisposed, Tis agreed that the aforesaid Leiutenant Wyatt be an assistant 
in that Company, and that he has Leiutenants Pay for the same, resolving to 
make no Ensign, there being one wanting at this time in the first company. 

Tho : Pitt. 
PFRANCis Ellis. 
Tho: Weight. 
M: Empson. 
Thom« : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the Deputy Gov"^ : and Council of Fort S* : 
David, dated 27*'" : and 28* : Ins* :. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq° : Peesid' : and Goveenoue Novembeb 

Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight Monday 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 2" 

John Meveeell. 

Ordered that one Thousand Pagodas be paid M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
for defraying Charges Garrison. 

Ordered that Thome de Monte, Antonia de Silva and Barnoll de Allfonse be 
Entertained Souldiers in this Garrison. 

Ponagette Narso kd" : Tobacco and beetle farmers payes into the R* : Hon'"'' : 
Companys Cash Seven Hundred Pagodas on that Account. 

There being great want of Redwood for the Kentilage of the Europe ships its 
agreed that we contract with Mootemar for five Hundred Candys, at Pagodas two, 
and a quarter f' Candy and that the Warehousekeeper advance the money as 
Mootemar calls for itt. 

M' : Francis Ellis Produces the Bengali charge against M'' : Trenchfeild, 
the whole demand being upwards of Three thousand Rupees, but the particulars 
produced being but for about 2400, Tis agreed we write to Bengali in our next 
Letter for the particulars of the remaining part of that charge, and in the mean 
time 'tis ordered that M"" : Ellis the Accomptant gives M' : Trenchfeild Credit, for 
what Lead came to light, which M"" : Trenchfeild was before charged. 

There being a House in the Body of the Town commonly called M"" : Green- 
hills house, where M' : Jeremiah Peachie lately deceased lived, very crfacky] and 
dangerous to all the Inhabitants that pa[ss] the street in so much that few dayes 
past, part [of] it fell down, with a great shower of Raine, w[here]fore 'tis order'd 
that the Paymaster takes six Inhabitants with the Carpenter, and Bricklayer to 



90 Records of Fort St. George 



[2>">] 



TUBSDAT 



-FOBT ST. GEORGE, NOVUMBEB 1702- 



surveigh the remaining part of the House, and report in what condition they find 
it in with all expedition, that so a speedy care may be taken about the same. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FPEANCis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M: Empson. 
Thom': Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq^ : Peesid^ : & Goveenoue 
Thomas Weight 
Thomas Maeshall 
John Meveeell. 

The Council being duly summoned. 

Generall Letters to the Cheif, and Council of Metchlepatam, and to the Cheif, 
and Council of Vizagapatam dated 2^ : Instant, and to the President and Council 
of Fort William in Bengali dated this day, all now read, and approved. 

The Warehousekeeper &c* : make now their report, according to an order of 
Consultation of the 16^^ : of past month, that the Chest of Gold coine on ship 
Colchester from England, comes out in weight according to Invoice. 

Tho: Pitt. 
FFEANOis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
. M : Empson. 

Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

This day the Court satt for the Trying of Piracyes, Felonyes and Robberys 
committed upon the high seas when his Late Majesties Commission was read, and 
Commissioners sworne, and a day appointed for the tryall of Edward Bawgus, and 
Joseph Le Baume the proceedings of which Court ia Entered in a booke apart. 

The President is advised from Metchlepatam that the Mogull pitching his 
Camp near some great mountains, from which of a Suddain came so great fall 
of Waters, that it swept away about 150,000 People with Elephants, Horses, 
Camells, and baggage, and he himself narrowly escaping. 

Att a Consultation Exteaoed'''; 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq* ; Pbesident & Goveenoue 
Feancis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Maeshall 

John Meveeell. 

M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper reads his Warehouse Account for the 
month of August la[st] and payes into the R' : Hon'''' : Companys Cash Eight 
Hundred Pagodas on that account. 

Generall Letter fro the Cheif and Council of Metchlepatam dated 20*'' : Octo- 
ber last, now read. 

Ordered that the Warehousekeeper do sell at Outcry the following Stores 
that now layes in the Warehouse to prevent damage by lying. 





Diary and Consultation Booh, 


1702 






91 




.FORT ST. 


GHORGE, NOVEMBUB V 


'02 











Sugar 25 baggs. 
Butter 24 Jarrs. 
















Wheat 4 Guars. 
















Gunnys 1,500 peices. 
Ropes 5 Candy. 
Twine i Candy. 
















M' : John Meverell Land 


Customer reads his Land Customers Account for 


the 


month of Septem'" : last Viz' 
















Choultry Custom 
Ruble Broakera 





Pa: 


169: 
41: 


1 

9 


40 
36 






Town Breakers 




^, 


3: 


22: 


43 






Registring Slaves 


Total ... 


Pa 


1 : 


4 









215: 


1 


39 





Fetdat 



and payes into the R* : Hon*''" : Companys Cash Two Hundred Seventy Six Pagodas 
on that Account. 

Ordered that Twenty five Pagodas bee paid Manangapau, being for three 
months Town Conicoplyes duty ending ultimo October last. 

The 29* ; past 'twas ordered that the three black fellowes apprehended, and 
found preparing to coiue Pagodas, should be brought on their Tryall tomorrow but 
finding the evidence against them is so insofissiont [sic] that they will most 
certainly be aquitted, and they offering Six hundred Pagodas to be aquitted 
without a Tryall, Tis thought much better to accept the same, not onely in regard 
to the Six Hundred Pagodas, but likewise their being equitt[e]d upon their 
Tryall, would encourage others to attempt the same, and accordingly 'tis agreed 
to receive the six hundred Pagodas, and banish them this Place. 

Tho : Pitt. 
FPBANcis Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M: Empson. 
Thom' : Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Received '^ Pattamar a Generall Letter from the Cheif and Council of 
Metchlepatam dated \_Lacuna in the original.'] 

Dispatch'd '^ Pattamars Generall Letters to the Cheif and Council of Metchle- 
patam, to the Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam, and to the President & Council 
of Fort William in Bengali all dated the 6* : Instant. 

Att a Consultation Exteaoed": Widms- 

DAY IItH 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq"* : President & Govben^ : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Maeshall 
John Meveeell. 

M' : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper reads his Warehouse Account for the 
month of Septem"" : last. 

Gruapau Ac" : Arrac Farmers payes into the R' : Honourable Comp' : Cash 
Three hundred Pagodas on that Account. 

Ordered that the Warehousekeeper get ready Four hundred peices of fine 
Moorees of the thickest sort to be delivered the Painters, and that they bee 
accordingly sent for, to be agreed with for the same. 

12-A 



92 Records of Fort St. George 

[llTB] FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 170S 

Vinkettee Chittee payes into the R' : Hon''''' : Comp. Casli six hundred 
Pagodas for the releasement of the Three minters, according to an Order of 
Consultation of the 6**" : Instant. 

M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster &,(f : delivers in their report concerning the 
present condition of Mr. Gi'eenhills house, which is Entered next after this 
Consultation, upon which 'tis orderd that the Paymaster pulls down the House, 
keeping a distinct Account of the charge thereof, and what of the Materialls shall 
bee disposed of. 

The Kings Buxee Meerza Jehaudein having often importuned us for a Bill 
of Exchange for three Hundred and sixty Tomands to be paid to his order in 
Persia, so considering his being in an employ wherein he may bee serviceable to 
the Companys affairs, for w"'' : reason we are willing to oblige him, and we have 
this day agreed with his Agent Mahmud Sadick to give him a Bill for the afore- 
said snme on the Companys Agent, and Council in Persia, at twenty eight rup' : 
ten annas Currant Rupees of this Countrey for a Tomand and have advised them of 
the same, and desired them to redraw it on us by any ship bound to these parts, 
which may oblige the Buxee and can be no detriment to the company. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Ffranois Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ : Maeshall. 
John Mevekell. 
To the Hon^^'' : Thomas Pitt Esq" : 

President, and Goveenour oe 

Foet S'' : Geoegb &o* : Counoil. 
In pursuance of an order of Consultation of the 2* : Instant we view'd the 
House commonly called M'^ : Peachies, and found that part of itt next the street 
tumbled down, and the Walls so much crackt, that it is dangerous passing that 
way ; There seems to us a necessity, of pulling down the said House to prevent 
it's falling. We are. 

Hon'"^ : S'' : &c* : 
You' obed' : Hum'''^ : Servants 
Fort S* : George Novem': 11* 1702. 

Thomas Marshall. 
George Heron. 
William How. 
Chaeles Fleetwood. 
Edw" : Fleetwood. 
RoB'f : Atkinson. 
Riohabd Pheip. 

Dispatch'd a Generall Letter to the General and Council of Surat, dated 9* : 
Instant, inclosing a Generall Letter to the Agent and Council of Persia of the 
same date. 
Tbursdat ^^t ^ Consultation 

12 Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq^ : President & Goveen^ : 
Feanois Ellis Thomas Weight 

Matthew Empson Thomas Marshall 
John Meveeell. 
The Council being duely summoned. 

Vinkattee Chitte payes into the R' : Honour"" : Companys Cash Five thousand 
Pagodas in part of coppar sold him according to an order of Consultation of 22* : 
August. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 93 



[12^] 



FORT ST. GHORGE, NOVEMBER 1702 

Thomas Pitt Esq'' : Mintmaster payes into the R' : Hon^'" : Companys Cash 
Six thousand Pagodas in part of the Gold coin'd in the Mint received from England 
'^ ship Colchester. 

M'': Matthew' Empson Sea Customer payes into the R' : Hon''''^ : Companys 
Cash one thousand five hundred Pagodas on account sea customs. 

M' : Joseph Hiller according to an order of Consultation of the first of Sep- 
tember for the making up M'' : Daniel Dubois Storekeepers Accounts, does now 
produce them, and reads the same in Consultation, being for the months of May, 
June, July, August & September. Ordered that M^ Joseph Hiller be Provissionall 
Storekeeper, and that he takes an Account remains of the R* : Hon'''* : Companys 
Stores. 

Ordered that for the time to come the Storekeeper nor no other office, 
employes any Carpenters Smiths &c^ : without the direction of the Paymaster who 
is to pay the same, and no other. Orderd that for the future the Warehousekeeper 
and Storekeeper pay what Boats they in their stations employ on the R* : Hon''''' : 
Companys Acco' : and bring it into their Accounts for Charges of Merchandize. 
Ordered that the Warehousekeeper advances 100 pag^ : to the Mucquas for 
repairing of their boats, and to deduct the same out of their boat hire. 

Ordered that Copyes of all Bookes of Account &C''' : for the year past, be 
brought into the Secretarys oflB.ce, in order to goe Home to the R' : Hon""" : 
Comp'* : in January next, and that the Secretary acquaints them with the same. 

Robert Ingram having for some time assisted Docf : Bulkly as a second Mate, 
and being lately marryed so that he has no benefit of the Companys Table, besides 
his Cheif mate being lately gone to Pegue for recovery of his health, 'tis thought 
reasonable, that whereas he had but three Pag° : a month before : he has now five 
Pagodas, and the Paymaster is accordingly ordered to pay the same. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Ffeanois Ellis. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson. 
Thom^ Marshall. 
John Meveeell. 

Received a Generall Letter from the President and Council of Fort William J3 

in Bengali dated 8*'' : [of Sep' :] advising the continuance of their troubles, a 
[Generall] from the Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam dated ILacuna in the 
originaV\ and from the Cheif, and Council of Metchlepatam dated the 4'^'' : Instant, 

The Governour this evening handsomely attended by all the Gentlemen of .c 

the Council, and severall of the Inhabitants of the Town, went to the new Garden 
where he received a Tashereef, and Horse [from Nabob Dowed Cawn, with 
Perwannas for the delivery of the Cloth seized att S* : Thoma. 

Received '^ Pattamars a Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour, and jg^^ 

CouncU of Port S* : David dated [Lacuna in the original.] 

Rec** : a Letf : from Gov' : of Negapaf" : advising of a Warr in Europe. 

This day the Court of Admiralty satt for the Trying of Edward Bawgua, and 18 

Joseph Le Baume for Piracys, and fellonyes committed upon the high seas ; who 
were both found guilty of the fact charged against them. 

Dispatchd '^ Pattamar a Generall Letter to the Commodore Ac" : at Anjengo ^^^^ . 

dated 1 ?*'' : Ins* : and to the Generall and Council of Suratt of Ditto date 
inclosing copy of a Letter received from the Governour and council of 
Negapatam, 

Dispatchd "^Pattamar a Generall Letter to the Cheif and Council of Metchle- _. 

patam, to the Chief and Council of Vizagapatam and to the President and Council 
of Bengali, all dated y' : day. 

Dispatchd ^ Pattamar a Generall Letter to the Deputy Governour and 24 

Council of Fort S' : David dated this day. 



94 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMSUR 170S- 



[26th] Keceived ^ Pattamar a Generall from the Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam 

dated 2'' : Instant advising of a bill of Exchange drawn on this Presidency for 
5,000 Rupees Madras, payable to the Hon''''' : President. 

Yb.\x>kt ^'^'^ ^ Consultation Bxtraord""^ : 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esa" : President & Govern" : 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matthew Empsok Thom' : Marshall 

John Meverell. 

Whereas the Commissioners for the trying of Persons for Pyracyes, Fello- 
nyes, and Robberys committed on the high seas, mett the 18* : Instant, and sett 
upon the Tryall of Edward Bawgus, and Joseph LeBaume both which were found 
guilty of the fact charged on them, the latter making a fnll confession thferelof, 
and declaring that he opened the Chest of trea[sure] and tooke out part of the 
money by the instigation and perswasion of Edward Bawgus, whose guilt was 
confirmed by many corroborating circumstances besides the slender defence he 
made for himself, and it was not onely the opinion of all the Commissioners, but 
likewise all that heard the Tryall, that 'twas next to impossible for LeBaume to b& 
guilty and Bawgus innocent, so that two dayes after their conviction, the 
Prisoners requesting the Governour that the Ministers might come to them, each 
of their own perswation to prepare them for their execution, which was readily 
granted, so that Padre Michael Cheif of the Portuguez Church visseted LeBaume,, 
to whom he confessed his guilt of the crime for which he was condemned, but 
renounc'd all that he had charged upon M'' : Bawgus, declaring that he did itt 
without his knowledge, or privity, which the Padre acquainted the Gov'' : withall, 
who looked upon this as a design and artifice of the Padres to save Bawgus for 
some consideration, or other agreed on between them, so that the Governour ordered 
that before the Padre went again to LeBaume, that he should have pen, Inck, 
and Paper given him by the Marshall to put in writing what he had to say 
relating to M"^ : Bawgus, who wrote the Paper, as entered after this consultation, 
and after swore to the truth thereof, before our two English Ministers, 
who have signed itt, which Paper the Governour delivered to M'' : Thomas 
Marshall President of the Court, who on the Instant summoned the Commis- 
sioners, and acquainted them therewith, when they signed the Warrant for 
executing LeBaume as this day, when the Gov'' : summoned the Commissioners to 
impart to them his opinion, which was that the Frenchman LaBaume was wrought 
upon by the Padress to clear Bawgus, which be was very desirous of finding out, 
for that in other matters they having so great influence upon dying men, so as to 
make them say what they please, it may some time or other hazard the wellfare 
of the Place, so that he proposed to the Council the repreeving of the Frenchman 
in hopes thereby to discover the Artifice of the Padress, but w[ith]all that 
the Frenchman be carryed to the place of Execution, which was accordingly done, 
whether he was attended by his Priest, where have performed his devotion, and 
taken leave of Preist, he then going up the lather, when the [afore] said Paper 
was againe showed, and read to him in French by M'' : Poirier a French Protes- 
tant, who was ordered to do the same, to whom he [declared] upon the word of a 
dying man was the truth, after which Cap* : Seaton produced repreove to the 
Provoss Marshall, who carryed him back to the Prison from whence he came when, 
the aforesaid Cap' : Seaton, and Poirier retui'ned to us, & acquaint us with what 
bef orementioned . 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson. 

Francis Ellis. Thom^ Marshall. 

Tho : Weight. John Meverell. 



Diary and Consultation Booh, 1702 95 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 170S- 



[27th] 



I the underwritten Joseph LaBaume, con[fes3 and] declare on Oath, on 
the holy Evangelist, and [on] the part I expect as a Christian in Paradice, that 
M' : Bawgus Englishman is inocent of the theft of Three thousand Pagodas, which 
was committed in the Shallop on her passage between Fort S' : George and 
Coadelore, and that itt was I that tooke the three sacks of Pagodas one night 
when he was sleeping, without his having perceived itt, and that I never 
communicated anything of this matter to him, having alwayes kept the said 
sacks of Pagodas on my bed, without saying any thing to him protesting that all 
that, which I declared att the Tryall contrary to this was for noe other reason 
then to save my Life, alwayes with a design [to] discharge and declare as I now 
do, the said M"' : Bawgus inocent of that robbery, Protesting that there is no 
other motive then the fear of God, and his Judgements that obliges me to make 
the present declaration. For the rest I humbly beseech my Lord y" : Govern'' : 
to have regard [to the] humble confession which I make of my [folly] to have 
mercy on me, & grant me my life, th[at I] may demand pardon of God, and 
repent of [my 8]in8, assuring of new that all that is [confessed] in this present 
Paper is the truth itt selfe, and that I close it with the same Oath on the same 
Evangelist, and that I will support, and maintain the same to the last moment of 
my life, so God be my aid, done at Madrass the second December S. N. 
[1702.] 

J. La Baume. 

Fort 8* : George. 

This confession of Joseph La Baumes was sworne to by the said Joseph la 
Baume upon the holy Evangelist this 23^ : day of Novem' : 1702 before us 



George Lewis ] ^, . . 
James Wendy )^^^^^«» 



I declare allso upon Oath upon the holy Evangelist, that M"": Villain a 
Frenchman is innocent of what I accused him, and that it was he that furnish' t 
me with a file, nor was In [side] his house the two dayes that I was hid, 
[dated] at Madrass, the same day and year as above. 

J. La Baume. 

Att a Consultation t, 

Present. '^-;-- 

Thomas Pitt Esq"" : President and Gov" : 
Thomas Weight 
Matt. Bmpson Thomas Maeshall 

John Meveeell. 

Ponnagette Narzo &c* : Tobacco, and Beetle farmers pay[es into] the R* : 
Hon*"'® : Companys Cash, Six hundred Pagodas on that account. [Ordered] that 
one Thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster for defraying 
charges Garrison. 

The 2^ : past month itt was ordered that the Warehousekeeper should contract 
with Mootemar for five hundred Candy of redwood, att Two Pag": and a quarter 
^Candy, and the Company wanting more of that commodity for the Kentilage of 
their shipping, ordered that the Warehousekeeper do contract with Nino the 
Carpenter, and Taggafor Three Hundred Candy more at Two, and a quarter Pag" : 
■^Candy, advancing money to them as they shall call for it. 

The President reads his Account of the R' : Hon''^* : Companys Cash for the 
month of October last Ballance being Pag' : 29956'31'1 and payes into Cash Six 
Pag' : being what short pay'd by M' : Wigmore, for a bill of Exchange on the R' : 
H : Company. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



[3-] 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1702- 



W : Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper reads his Warehouse Account for the 
month of October last. 

M'' : Matthew Empson Sea Customer reads his Accounts Sea Customs for the 
month of Septem' and October last. 

To Cuatom on Goods imported & exported ... Pag'* : 830: 22 : 34 

To Custom on Graine ... ... ... ... „ 180: 

To Anchorage ... ... ... ... ... „ 

To Tonnage „ 45 



16: 15 



1116: 32: 



October. 

To Custome on Goods imported and exported this 

month 
To Cnstom on Graine 
To Anchorage 



Pag»: 1125: 3: 14 

15: 4: 80 

25: 18: — 

Pag=: 1165: 25: 94 



M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster reads his Paymasters Account for the month 
of September last, Viz* : 

Charges Garrison Pags : 1268 : 21 

Do. Cattle „ 47: 13 

Do. Extraordinary „ 12 : 4 

Do. Dyett „ 409: :^8 

Do. Generall „ 395: 22 

SilkWormes „ 5: 18 

Bengali Presidency „ 25 : — 

Fortification & repairs „ 88: 17 

Pag^ : 2252 ; 38 

Generall Letter from the Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam, dated 2*^ : 
November now read, advising of a Bill of Exchange drawn on this Presidency for 
Five thousand Madrass Rupees, payable to the Hon*'''' : Thomas Pitt, Esq' : which 
[rupees] is ordered to be paJfi by the Warehousekeeper. 

Wee having agreed with [Nabob] Dowed Cawn to pay him Twenty five 
thousand Rupees, when he had fullfilled the terms then agreed on, which 
accordingly is done, and has now sent Persons to demand the money, which is 
ordered to be paid. 

Having delivered one of the Chests of Gold brought by the Colchester markt 
B in the Mint, and ordered the Assaymasters to Essay the same, who report that 
they find the Ingot N° : 34, much worse then Invoice, so that we ordered itt to be 
brought before the Governour & Council, and cutt off two ounces, one of which 
is ordered to be sent the Company on the first ship, with the Assaymasters report 
of the same, and the other to lye sealed up in the Companys Cash chest. 

Cap* : Warlinghooff who came out some yeares past on the Sedgwicks expedi- 
tion, who ever since has been a great charge to the Company to no purpose, who 
the Company in their last Letter have given us leave to discharge from their 
service w"'' : we acquainted him with, upon which he Petitioned that he might 
have a Certificate for w* : Sallary due to him, and leave to go to Europe on a 
Dutch Ship, the former we granted, but refused the other, for that as he came 
out on one of R' : Hon'''^ : Companys Ships, he must likewise returne, and accord- 
ingly the same is ordered. 

Ordered that the Warehousekeepfer value the Paddy att the market price 
delivered out to the Paymasf : Steward &c* : for the expence of the Garrison. 

Ordered that John de Almadia, and Francis Mendis Topasses, be Entertain'd 
Souldiers in this Garrison and Francis Andrews of the Gunroome Crew. 

Tho : Pitt. Thom® : Marshall. 

Tho : Weight. John Meveeell. 
M : Empson. 



Diary and Conmltation Book, 1702 97 

FOBT ST. GEORGE, BIIGJEMBER 1702 

Att a Consultation Satttidat 

5th 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq'': President & Governoue 
Thomas Wright 
Matthew Empson Tho: Marshall 

John Meverell. 

The Merchants having brought into the Am[...] of near all of what has been 
advanced to them [in] their last Contract, and to enable them to make a speedy 
preparations of Goods for the January Ships, It's agreed that the President payes 
them Thirty Thousand Pagodas. 

The President payes to the Warehousekeepe'' : Ten thousand three Hundred 
and five Rup' : being what received from the Baxee for a Bill of Exchange given 
him on the Agent and Council in Persia, as agreed on the IP*" : of last month. 

Ordered that One Thousand Pagodas be paid M'' : Thomas Marshall Pay- 
master for defraying charges Garrison. 

Tho : Pitt. 
Tho : Weight. 
M : Empson, 
Thom^ : Marshall. 
John Meverell. 

Received ^ Pattamar a Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour and 7tb 

Council of Fort S' : David dated Z^ : Instant. 

Dispatch'd ^ Pattamars a Generall Letter to y'^ : Cheif and Council of > 

Vizagapatam daf : 7"" : Ins* : 

Received a Generall Letter from tlie Cheife, and Council of Metchlepatam 1' 

dated 27* : Novem' : last. 

Dispatch'd ^ Pattamars Generall Letters to s^ : Deputy Governour and 
Council of Fort S' : David & to the Cheife & Council of Metchlepat" : both dated 
this day. 



Att a Consultation Thueidat 

17TB 

Present 

Thomas Pitt Esq"^ : President & Governour 
Francis Ellis Thomas Wright 

Matt : Empson Thomas Marshall 

John Mevbeell. 

G-ruapau Ac" : Arrac Farmer payes into the R' : Hon'''^ : Companys Cash 
Three Hundred Pagodas on that Account. 

Thomas Pitt Esq' : Mintmaster payes into the R' : Hon*''" : Companys Cash 
sixteen Thousand [three] Hundred Pagodas in part of the Gold coined in [the] mint 
received from England ^ ship Colchester. 

Thomas Pitt Esq' : President read his Account of the R' : Hon*"' : Companys 
Cash for the month of November last Ballance Pag° : 34,106 : 31 : 1. 

M': Matthew Empson Sea Customer reads bis Sea Custome Account for the 
month of November last Viz* : 



To Custom on Goods imported | p^ ^ j jgS : 34 : [4] 
and Exported this month ) ^ -' 



and payes into the R' : Hon*"" : Companys Cash Fiveteen Hundred Pagodas on 
that Account. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



[17*H] 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1702- 



M' : Thomas Marshall Paymaster 
month of October last, Viz'. 
Charges Garrison ... 
Charges Cattle 
Silk Wormes 
Charges Merchandize 
Charges Dyett 
Charges Generall ... 
Charges Extraordinary 
Factors Provisions ... 
West Coast ... 
Fortification and repairs 



reads his Paymasters Account for the 



. 


Pa: 


1,201 : 8 






34: 18 






4: 33 
— : 6 


;:: .■.'.■ 





273: 32 

371: 23 

2: 13 

18: - 
674: 26 

85: 33 



?s : 2,1 



12:- 



ag- 153: 


28: 


14 


ag- 113 


6 


44 


48 


19 


64 


4 


30 


21 





24 





'ag.: 167 


8. 


49 



Ordered that One Thousand Pagodas be paid him to defray Charges 
Garrison. 

Thomas Pitt Esq"' : payes into the R* : Hon''^'' : Oompanys Cash One Himdred 
and five Pagodas for half a yeares Wine Licence ending the 26**' : Sep'' : last. 

M"" : John Meverell Land Customer reads his Land Custom Account for the 
months of October and November, Viz* : 
October — 

Choultry Custom Pags; 141:9:60 

Rubie broakers „ 9:0: 18 

Town breakers „ 3:2: 16 

Eegistring Slaves ,, : 16 : 



November — 

Choultry Custom 
Rubie Broakers 
Town Broakers 
Registring Slaves 



and payes into the R* : Hon''^^ : Companys Cash [ • • • ] Hundred thirty eight 
Pagodas on Account [Land] Customs. 

Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour and Council of Fort S' : David 
dated 3'* : December advising of a Bill of Exchange drawn on us for 275 Pag': 
payable to John Domingo, which is ordered to be complyed with, and from the 
Cheif and Council of Metchlepatam dated 27*'" : November last all now read. 

M"" : Joseph Hiller Provissionall Storekeeper reads his storekeepers Account 
for the month of October, and November, and pays into the Hon'^^'' : Companys 
Cash Three Hundred Pagodas on Account Stores sold in his time, & farther payes 
Two Hundred eighty five Pagodas, and [ • • • ] fanams in part of the 
Ballance of M'' : Da[nielj Dubois late storekeepers Account. 

We having some reason to be jealouse of the troubles from the Government, 
'tis ordered that 400 p^ : of Moores formerly ordered to be [delivered] out to 
the Painters, be deferred to be settled and that they be putt to Washing. 

Moodillapilla Vinketadree Cheif Conocoply in the Warehouse, being lately- 
dead, by w"*" : means that employ is vacant, which is a great [Place] of trust, and 
the Company having ordered the Conocoplyes who are intrusted vrith their 
Es[tate] shall give Security for their integrity, the President proposes Tonnapau 
for that Employ of whose ability, and integrity he has had a great experience, 
besides offers good security which has induced us to establish him in his Employ. 

Tho : Pitt. M : Empson, 

Ffeanois Ellis. Thom' : Mabshall. 

Tho : Wright. John Mevebell. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 170S 99 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DSOEMBUB 170S- 



Received ^ Pattamars a Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour and i9th 

Coancil of Fort S* : David dated 15'^ : Instant. 

SMp John Martine Pedro Joas Noquedah arrived here from Pettipollee loaded 20th 

with firewood. 

The Buxee and Avaldar of S' : Thoma having often times sent to the Gover- 21 

nour to know when he should be at leasure ; that they may come and vissett him : 
did this afternoone make him a Vissett, when the Governour presented the Buxee 
with 15 yards scarlett, 2 swords, 1 looking Glass, 1 Chest Rosewater and to the 
Phousdar & his two sons 14 yards Scarlet, 1 looking glass, I sword, with all w''*' : 
they seemed to be well satisfyed, and about 5 a clock they returned to S' : Thoma. 

This day sloop Expedition arrived in this road when came ashore M"" : John 
Davis who had formerly been surgeon of Bencoolen, who acquainted us that he 
came from thence, but [he] delivering a Paper to the Governour as E[ntered] in 
this days Diary, by which 'twas discover[ed] that the aforesaid Davis, and William 
Gor[don] had run away thence with the sloop, whose [ • • . ] they had about. 
[ . . . ] Ca. Pepper on board, most[ly] all of which being dammaged, they sold 
part thereof Att Atcheen, the Governour asking Doctor Davis what euduced them 
to do [such] villainous [ - • • ] Action, who pretended he had received great 
[hardships] and injustice from Governour [ . . . ] he could bear with, to 
which the Governour gave little Creditt to, so committed him Prisoner to the 
main Guard, and sent a foile of Muskateers on board for William Gordon, who 
confesses he came away at the instigation of the aforesaid Davis, wh[o] was com* 
mitted to the Custody of the Marshall and the Tryall of them deferred till wee 
hear from York Fort. 

The occasion of my leaving Bencoolen. , 

Having served the R* : Hon''''' : Company att Bencoolen with Generall satis- 
faction to all (that were not prejudiced against me) for two years during 
which time I seldome enjoy'd my health or any of those priviledges the Hon^'* : 
Company allowes their servants, but on the contrary was ingratefully treated, 
and insulted over, I often sollicited my discharge, particularly w" : the John and 
Mary arrived, who had two surgeons on board, and a ship from Battavia which 
had a surgeon Passenger who all seeming willing to supply my Place, they 
discharged me the Companys Service, but denyed me leave to come to Fort S*" : 
George, or to go to Bengali in the Battavia Ship, I Petitioned and was rejected [I] 
remonstrated the injustice they did me, in detaining me [ ■ • ■ ] and laught 
att, they told me they would hamper me, send me to Europe when they thought 
fitt, or make me stay as long the Governour stayed, after the ships was sailed I 
received severall affronts, which throw me into a deep mallanehoUy, increased 
my illness, and hurryed me on to attempt any means to gain my health and 
freedome from them [or] loose my life. The sloop lying in the road and having 
delivered all her Pepper, to about two boats Loads, which with her Kentilage 
might serve to Ballast her hither, I resolved to make my escape hither in her, 
which I have done in a short time, had she not pr[oved] extreamly leaky, having 
above three foot water, her Pumps bad, and choakd up with Pepper, being 
forced to bail m hard gales ; the masts so defective that a Knife might be thrust 
into the body of it, our water was so scan't that we could not have more than 
a Pint a man for twenty four hours. These considerations with the variableness 
of y" : wind att the suns crossing the equator, forced us to put for Atcheen, which 
with much diflBculty we fetchd, and found them engaged in Warr, Plundering, 
burning &c* : I could not get any place to dry the Pepper securely in, and that 
it lay rotti[ng] in the Hold. M' : Deltj . . .] upon my request [. . . .] of 
itt, [. . .]seen how much dammaged it was [. . .] no more, then what is 
indorsed on the bill of Lading. The remainder after I had dryed it, have brought 
hither. The Gold I received for what was sold, I paid to M': Bennet, not 
beleiving itt safe in so crazy a Vessell. I got her repaired by two Europe 
Carpenters, and she has proved beyond all Expectation. 



100 Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GHOBGE, DWEMBER 1702- 



[2lB«] 

The following order, -was signed by the Governour and Council Yiz* : 
The 17"* : Instant I had the accompanying Bill o£ Exchange presented from 
Fort S' : David, but as yet no advice arrived, but considering itt is for th.& 
Merchants I think it convenient to pay it immediately. Fort S' : George 19'^'' : 
December 1702. 

Thomas Pitt. Matt : Bmpson. 

Francis Ellis. Thomas Majbshall. 

Thomas Weight. John Meveeell. 

Sunca Rama presses very hard for the money paid the Nabob, of which 
there remaines due 14,695 Rupees, and tells me that they shall come into very 
great trouble, and disgrace if they do [n't] immediately pay it, and there being 
no Rupees procureable but at such rates the shroffs please[d] [ to be ] delivered 
[. , .] night the Bssaymaster five [. . .] rupees, for them to try the weight 
and matt, and to compute how they would come out at 15f for silver, who have 
reported this morning that itt will produce three hundred fifty five, and halfe 
S* : Thoma Rupees for 100 Pagodas, which at present Sunca Rama will not 
consent to, so till we can [adjjust that matter, I think itt convenient the 
Warehousekeeper delivers him five thousand five hundred oz. standard [. . .] 
and if possible in Duokatoons, thO the whole comes to three Hundred ounces 
more, which may be adjusted afterwards. 

Thomas Pitt. Matt : Empson. 

Francis Ellis. Thomas Marshall. 

Thomas Weight. John Meveeell. 
Fort S* : George 19* : December 1702. 

23 The 23"'' : of May last was made an Act of Council for the Paymaster to 

get ready [ beajvor Hatts, and Coats for the Portuguez officers, and 

Lieutenants and Ensigns of the Garrisons, for the good services in our late 
troubles, which the Paymaster having gott ready,, the Governonr did this day 
[. . .] when he [. . .]. 

The following order was signed by the Govern' : and Council Viz* : 
I am of opinion that the Pepper now on board sloop Expedition, be forewith 
unloaden, & that the Warehousekeeper be ordered to do the same, to prevent 
farther damage by it's lying on board. 
Fort S': George 23"*: December 1702. 

Thomas Pitt. Matt : Empson. 

Feancis Ellis. Thomas Maeshall. 

Thomas Weight. John Meveeell. 

25iH Dispatch'd ^ Pattamar a Generall Letter to the Deputy Governour, and 

Council of Fort S' : David, dated 24* : Instant. 
2^ Received ^ Pattamars a Generall Letter from the Deputy Governour and 

Council of Fort S' : David, dated 22'' : Instant. 

The following order was signed by the Govern"^ : and Council. 
Chola Chitte Factor to the Companys Merch' : att Fort S* : David, having 
three dayes agoe presented a Bill for Ten thousand Pagodas payable to himself 
and drawn by the Deputy Governour and Council there of which the accompany- 
ing] Letter advices thereof. I am of opinion that it be forewith [ ■ • ■ ] 
prevent any delay of the Merchants bringing out their Goods. 

Thomas Pitt. [Matt : Empson-] 

[Feancis Ellis.] [Thomas Maeshall.] 

[Thomas Wright.] [John Meveeell.] 

Received '^ Boat a Generall Letter from the Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam 
dated [. . .] Instant. 

IBemaiving pages of tlie volume are covipletely for?i]. 



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INDEX 



Abdull Labby, 22, 48, 81, 82. 

Abbis Thomas, 57, 67, 68. 

Ahednigo, 55, 59. 

Acheen (Atcheen), 5, 8, 65, 66, 99. 

Acheen Merchant, 30, 35. 

Adams, WiUiam, 24, 26, 29, 39. 

Addison, Gulston, 7, 10, 

Adventure, 40, 48. 

Advice migat, 11, 14, 34, 52, 81. 

Affleck, John, 14, 35, 61—66, 69, 71, 73. 

Alphonso, Don Gasper, 17. 

Allee Bux, 43. 

Alleyn, Charles, 6, 7, 58—60. 

Allix, James, 6, 7, 36, 57. 

Andrade, Francisco, 86. 

Anjengo, 27, 28, 30, 32, 37, 60, 70, 72, 74, 

82, 93. 
Anjengo, 43. 
Answorth, George, 55. 
Assed Cawn, 11, 19, 31. 
Asseem, 72. 

B 

Ballagad, 57. 

Banks, Mitchell, 23, 41. 

BantaU, 44, 60. 

Barkham, Edward, 6, 7. 

Barroone, Edward, 55. 

Barrow, 77. 

Barwell, 72. 

Bassa, 4-7. 

Batavia, 18, 24, 79, 99. 

Bates, Elias, 30. 

Bawgus, Edward, 6, 7, 47, 90, 93-95 

Bawkera, Bakeer, 29. 

Beard, John, 25, 30, 35, 39, 44, 72. 

Bedford, 1, 4, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 23-27. 

Bencoolen, 53, 60, 99. 

Bengali, 3-5, 10, 14, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 
30, 33-36, 38-40, 44, 47, 48, 50, 51, 54, 
58-62, 64, 69-74, 79, 80, 82, 83, 86, 90, 91, 
93, 96, 99. 

Bengali Merchant, 50, 59. 

Benjamin, 29. 

Bennet, John, 44, 46, 99. 

Benyon, Bernard, 7. 

Berlu, John, 6, 7, 52, 58, 63. 

Betts, Francis, 1, 4, 44, 83. 

Black Town, 2, 14, 16, 42, 51, 64, 65, 87. 

Blewet, 30. 

Blessing, 45. 

Bombay, 27, 30, 40, 48, 75. 

Bona Voyagio, 29, 76. 

Boss, John, 81. 

Botchu Chittee, 3. 

Boulton, Kichard, 48, 72, 77, 79, 80. 

Bowyears, 70. 

Brabourne, 70. 

Brampore, 27. 

Brennoek, Thomas, 45. 

Bridges, John, 72. 

Brough, Francis, 6, 7. 

Broughton, Robert, 46. 

Bruce, James, 54, 66, 68, 72. 

Bugden, Charles, 6, 7, 14, 40, 42, 46, 88. 

Bugden, Edmund, 6, 7. 

Bulkley, Edward, 6, 7, 45. 



Bulkley (Dr.), 1. 93. 
Bulljinch fDaniel), 57, 84. 
Bush, William, 41. 
Butcher, John, 83. 



Calicutt, 41. 

Canton, 21, 35, 43. 

Oanar, Francisco, 39. 

Carpenter, John, 39. 

Carey, Eichard, 43, 44. 

CarracuU. 47. 

Carswell, 54, 57, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72. 

Cassum Bazaar, 44. 

Chalton, 21. 36. 

Chambers, 30, 31, 35, 36. 

Chandos, 37. 

Chardin, Daniel. 6, 7, 14, 18, 30. 

Chasenta Deos, Lewis Cordelio, 59. 

Checca Serappa, 37, 56, 89. 

Child, John, 41, 51. 

Child, Joseph, 33. 

China, 3, 9, 18, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31. 35, 36 

39, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 51, 56, 65 67 72 

74, 79. 
Chmdadree, 29. 
Chinnapatam, 12, 20, 57. 
Chota Chittee, 88. 
Choromandell, 5, 64, 76. 
Christian Quintiss, 71, 74. 
Coast, Robert, 45. 
Cockroft, John, 5. 
Cojah Sapher, 29, 48, 55. 
Colchester, 60, 76-80, 87, 90, 93, 96 97 
Colliers, John, 45, 51, 52, 59. 
Collumbo, 29. 
Colt, 5. 

Constantinople, 5. 
Cooke, Francis, 6, 7, 86. 
Cooke, Thomas, 77. 
Coppin, 77, 86. 
Cornatta Country, 56, 57. 
Cornelisz, John, 6, 7. 
Cornish, John, 59. 
Coucheen, Peter, 62. 
Covelong, 51. 
Cranwell, Robert, 54. 
Cuddalore, 29, 57. 
Curgenven, Peter, 6, 7. 
Curtada, Jiilien, 34. 



Dansbourgh, 22, 59, 60, 64. 

Daugaster, Edward, 59. 

Davenport, Henry, 7, 28, 35, 46, 88. 

De Allfonse, Barnoll, 89. 

De AUniaida, Antony, 62. 

De fonnel. Peter, 84. 

De la Mart, Francisco, 59. 

De Lappee, John, 52. 

Delow, Henry, 42. 

De Monte, Thomas, 89. 

Dennet, 82. 

De Oliveira, Moore Lucas Lewis, 17. 

De Paz, Louis, 28. 

De Eosaro, Francisco, 55. 

De Rosairo, John, 77. 

De Rosairo, Manuel, 2. 

De Rosairo, Nichola, 77. 



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De Eosario, Antonio, 59. 

De Saa, Francisco, 9. 

De Silva, Antonia, 89. 

De Soza, John, 42. 

De Sozao, Diego, 2. 

Deane, William, 6, 7, 61. 

Deborah, 32, 74. 

Des Pommare, Peter, 6, 7, 39. 

Diamond^ 5. 

Dia?, Manuel, 88. 

Dixson, 54. 

Dixon, Christopher, 13, 23, 52, 60, 77. 

Dolben, John, 30-32, 85. 

Dolphin, 48, 60. 

Dominffo, John, 55. 

Doud Cawn, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 31, 41, 

51, 56, 57, 87, 93, 96. 
Dubois, Daniel, 6, 7, 54, 75, 79, 82, 92, 98. 
Dutchess, 34, 49, 76. 

E 

East India Company, 5, 6, 31, 64, 76. 
East Indies, 5. 
Ebrahim, 60. 
Edward, Thomas, 30. 
Egraore, 9. 
Ellis Eenjamin, 53. 
■Ellis, Francis, 6, 7, 33, 43, 89. 
Emens, Stephen, 41. 
EmoT, 3, 18, 21, 48. 
Empson, Matthew, 6, 7, 14, 23, 34, 37, 42, 

46, 51, 66, 67, 77, 79, 87, 93, 96, 97. 
Endeavour, 30, 39. 
England, 4-12, 23, 26, 28, 30-32, 35, 56, 61, 

71, 72, 76, 80, 84-86, 90, 93, 97. 
Etterick, 77. 

Europe, 5, 7, 54, 55, 86, 89, 93, 96, 99. 
Evans, Timothy, 44, 45. 



Farrara, Francisco, 46. 

Ferrera, Salvidou, 62. 

Ferera, Ventura, 65. 

Piatho, Antonio, 88. 

Finch, 77. 

Fleetwood, Charles, 6, 7, 33, 72, 73. 

Fleetwood, Eobert, 28. 

Ford, John, 41, 60. 

Fort St. David, 1-4, 8, 12-14, 16, 17, 20-24, 

26-30, 32-34, 36-38, 41, 45-48, 50-53, 55, 

56, 58, 63, 65, 67, 68, 71, 72, 74, 77-79, 81, 

83-88, 93, 97-100. 
Fort St. George, 5, 12, 15, 17, 26, 33, 38, 58, 

59, 64, 67, 68, 71, 76, 80, 81, 92, 95, 100. 
Fort William, 48, 60, 61, 74, 82, 84, 90, 91, 



Fountain, John, 21. 
Fowke, Rand\ 7. 
France, 47, 77. 
Eraser, James, 6, 7. 
Fraser, WHlliam, 2, 
Friendship, 5. 
Furdenando, Lorenzo, 77. 



6,7. 



Gayer, John, 18, 30, 
Glover, Samuel, 6, 7. 
Goa, 63. 

Golcondah.9, 51. 
Gomass, Francisco, 59. 
Gombroone, 54, 68. 
Good Adventure, 41. 
Goodman, Simon, 32, 41 



,40. 



Goodventure, 60. 

Gopah Naigue, 9. 

Gosfreight, 3, 22, 23. 

Gostlin, Armiger 6, 7, 28, 32, 36. 

Grand Cayro, 5, 72. 

Grand Siege, 5. 

Great Britain, 17. 

Greaves, Thomas, 77, 83, 84. 

Greenhaugh, Thomas, 85, 86. 

Greenhill, 89, 92. 

Greyhound, 30. 

Griffith, Vioessimus, 6, 7. 

Grossin, Peter, 6, 7. 

Grosvenor, William, 6, 7, 61. 

Gruapa. 2, 39, 59, 65, 74, 85, 91, 97. 



Hampshire, 21, 35, 42-44, 47, 72, 74, 82, 

85-87. 
Harper, Jonathan, 40, 48. 
Harris, Edward, 6, 7. 
Harris, Thomas, 6, 7. 
Harrison, Edward, 3, 23. 
Harrison, George, 19. 
Harrison, Jeremiah, 76. 
Harnet, Henry, 32. 
Hart, Samuel, 30. 
Heaton, Samuel, 6, 7, 18. 
Heron, George, 6, 7. 
Hevenongham, Vill, 6, 7. 
Higginson, 35. 

Hiller, Joseph, 6, 7, 75, 93, 98. 
Hinton, Benjamin, 68. 
Hodjee, 40. 
Holcombe, 51. 
Hopkins, James, 45. 
Horden, Richard, 54. 
Homage, 64, 68, 72. 
Hoult, Tileman, 6, 7. 
How, William, 7. 
Hudson, Johh, 14, 16, 24, 26. 
Hunt, Eichard, 6, 7, 75, 79. 
Hussen Ahmed, 30. 
Hussen Mahomud, 19. 



India, 7, 77. 
Ingram, Eobert, 6, 7, 
Ireland, 77, 78. 



93. 



Jackaroy, 35. 

Japan, 27, 48. 

Jennincrs, William, 6, 7, 37. 

Jerow, Peter, 41. 

Jerusalem, 59. 

Johanna, 9, 35. 

Jolly, Eichard, 19. 

Jones, Arron, 49, 77. 

Johnson, Abraham, 77. 

Johnson, Charles, 46. 

Johnson, John. 59. 

Jo iah, 44, 46, 51, 60, 61, 79, 81. 

Juan Martine, 82, 85. 

Judda, 4, 5, 7. 

Junkzeilone, 29. 

Juxon, 21. 

E 
Keling, Edward, 2. 
Kolk, 64, 68. 
Kid, William, 35, 76. 
Kisnapatam, 19. 
Kisnojee, Dodojee, 38, 40. 
Kittee Narrain, 32, 61. 



103 



Lalmein, 57. 

Lambert, Thomas, 54, 59, 61, 63-66, 68-70, 

72, 73. 
Leaden- Hall, 6. 
Leal, Marcello, 25. 
Le Baume, Joseph, 90, 93-95. 
Le Brown, Praucisoo, 79. 
Legravent, William, 3. 
Leicester, Peter, 83. 
Lelly, Peter, 53. 
Lewis, George, 7. 
Linsey, .Tames, 43- 
Lister, Joseph, 7. 
Lockyet, 77. 
London, 5. 
London, 60, 71, 72. 
Long, 71. 

Lovell, Selatthel, 83. 
LoTell, Thomas, 7. 
Loyall Cooke, 18, 48, 49, 55, 56, 61-63,65, 67, 

72-74. 76, 77, 79, 80, 83-85, 87. 
Lyall, Manuel, 55. 
Lyde, 77. 



Mackassar, John, 28. 

Macow, 9, 39, 60. 

MadapoUam, 35. 

Madena Serang, 43 

Maderas, 60. 

Madrass (Madarasapatam), 5,13, 17, 38,40, 

58, 64, 69, 81, 94, 95. 
Madrass Merchant, 60. 
Mahomud, 72. 
Mahomud iSadiok, 77. 
Mahmud Serang, 45. 
Mahomed Syde, 12, 13, 20. 
Malabar, 43. 

Malacca, 18, 27, 43, 61, 79. 
Manangapah, 28, 91. 
Manilha, 38, 60. 
Marcus, Senhr., 60. 
Mare, 74. 

Marshall, Joseph, 83, 84. 
Marshall, Thomas, 2-4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 18, 22, 

26, 28, 30, 31-34, 39, 41, 42, 44 46, 49, 

52-54, 59, 61, 62, 65-67, 72, 73, 75, 77, 79, 

81, 83, 87, 88, 92, 94-98. 
Marsingal, Eobert, 68 
Mary Smack, 24-27, 29-31, 36, 38, 39, 62, 

75, 99. 
Masous, David, 38. 
Matthews, 60, 71, 72. 
Matthews, Christian, 39. 
Mathews, Thomas, 6, 7. 
Mead, Matthew, 6, 7. 
Meera Macumadoo, 21. 
Meliapur, 17. 
Metchlepatam, 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 16, 21-23, 

25-32, 34, 36, 38, 39, 44, 45, 47, 55, 58-62, 

71, 73, 74, 76, 78, 79, 82, 84, 87, 90, 91, 

93 97 98 
Meve'rell,' John, 4, 6-8, 10, 31, 36, 44, 54, 62, 

63, 75, 80, 91, 98. 
Mexico, 71. 
Middleton, Peter, 57 
Mocha, 30, 71. 
Moco, 5. 



Moldevas, 48. 
Monsoon. 33, 39, 51. 
Moorandoo, 59. 
Moortepilla, 79. 
Morgan, David, 52, 
Moroose Diego, 29. 
Morrice, 5. 

Murphy, William, 27. 
Muscatt, 4-7. 

N 
NadieMadud, 21, 40. 
Narrain, 37, 40. 
Negapatam, 15, 17, 24, 28, { 
Nicks, John, 6, 7. 
Norris, WiUiam, 27, 29, 40. 
Norris, 71. 
Noss Sehora de Rosairo, 39. 



Oglethorke, Theo, 6, 7. 
Orenzeb, 30, 31. 
Ovidore, 17. 
Owen, Samuel, 22. 
Owen, Titus, 67. 



Page, Joshua, H, 7, 28, 44. 

Paias, Francisco, 67. 

Patana, 38. 

Paulo, 3, 54, 69. 

Paupa, 8, 9. 

Peachie, Jeremiah, 6, 7, 89. 

Pearl, 18. 

Pedde JSTaigue, 18. 

Peddy, 37. 

Pegu, 29, 35, 65, 66, 76, 77. 

Pemmell, Edward, 32. 

Penford, John, 55, 63, 83. 

Pennyston, Anthony, 28. 

Penuying, 5. 

Peria Tombee Tonnapan Ohittee, 87. 

Persia, 5, 32, 48, 54, 59, 64, 66, 70-73 82 

92, 9?. ' ' 

Peterson, Peter, 67. 
Phedorasa, Coppin, 82. 
Phillips, Kichard, 19. 
Phoenix, 42, 49, 54, 57, 61, 64-66, 68, 69. 

71-74, 76. 
Phrip, Edward, 3. 
Phrip, Kichard, 4, 8, 26. 
Pitt, John, 28, 76. 
Pitt, Eobert, 50, 85, 88. 
Pitt, Thomas, 6, 7, 12, 13, 43, 57, 58 64 67 

80, 92, 93, 96-98. ' ' 

Plumb, 65, 76. 
Plumbe, Thomas, 6, 7. 
Poinoaut, 57. 

Polieat, 16, 19, 27, 59, 79. 
Polinherry, 15, 17, 18, 23-25. 
Poney, Henry, 81. 

Ponnagettee Narso, 53, 61, 71, 80, 89, 95. 
Porto Novo, 48, 81. 
Portugal, 17. 
Powell, Thomas, 84. 
President, 85, 86. 
Princesse Sophia, 32, 41. 
Proby, 39, 88. 
Purser, Homage, 54. 
Pygro, John, 2. 



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Quandah, 72. 
Quealy, Domingo, 46. 



Eajamaul, 38, 44. 

Eamaray, 57. 

Ramiapatam, 19. 

Eawden, Edward, 6, 7. 

Eawlinger, Eichard, 51. 

Read, Alexander, 52. 

Eeader, Thomas, 59. 

Reanox, John, 8. 

Rebearo, Manuel, 55. 

Red Sea, 5. 

Rhebow, 82. 

Eichard, John, 39. 

Rider, Thomas, 52. 

Ridlfr, Robert, 6, 7. 

Bivall, 51. 

Roberts, Gabriel, 18, 48, 49, 56, 63, 74. 

Rodrigues, Ferdinand o, 34. 

Rouse, Benjamin, 60, 76, 81. 

Eow Coja Narrado, 47. 

Eubie, 2. 

Rudge, John, 6, 7, 61. 

Russel, John, 84. 

Eustundale Cawn, 44. 



Sadraapatam (Sadrass), 21, 74. 

Sal/amut, 47. 

Saplier Salamut, 35, 77. 

Sarum, 3, 4, 13-15, 20, 23, 24, 26-28, 45, 50, 

52, 54-56, 59, 79. 
Saugos. 82. 
Saulo, 22. 
Sax, 60. 
Scarlett, 65. 
Scotland, 77, 78. 

Seaton, Francis, 6, 7, 14, 50, 51, 94. 
Hedgwick, 32, 65, 66, 76, 96. 
Selium Beague, 33, 
Serapau, 75, 80. 
Sharbourn, John, 23. 
Sharp, William, 39. 
Shaw, George, 46. 
Shaw, Joseph, 81. 
Sheldon, 69, 73. 
Sherwin, Thomas, 33, 45. 
Simons, Nichola, 41, 60. 
Sinclare, 37, 89. 
Sinhaad, 69. 
Skeldons, 70. 
Soame, 35. 
Sola Chittee, 3. 
Sooul (Soule), Philip, 28, 68. 
South, Thomas, 30. 
Sowdon, James, 6, 7, 33. 
Springer, Paul, 41. 
St. George, 59, 82, 83, 88. 
St. Johns, 5. 
St. Tlioma, 7-11, 14-18, 21, 25-27, 29-32, 

38, 40, 41, 50, 53, 60, 81, 82, 93, 99, 100. 
Sia Cruce, 38, 60. 
8ia Maria, 29, 48. 
iSla Martha, 55. 
Stigginson, John, 28. 



Stilgo, Zachariah, 2. 

Stow, William, 6. 

Success, 48, 50. 

Sunca Rama, 84, 88, 100. 

Surat, 1, 3-5, 7, 9, 18, 27, 29, 30, 33, 37, 

39-41, 48, 55, 69-61, 82, 84, 92, 93. 
Swares, Ignatio, 29. 

T 

Tanjore, 24, 

Tankervill, 76. 

Tarestocke, 35. 

Teresa, Manuel, 88, 

Tevenapatam, 57. 

Theolin, William Delia, Valle (Don), 54. 

Topatore, 43. 

Tourviil, George, 6, 7. 

Tovey, Zachariah (Zachary) 21, 37, 82, 86. 

Trenchfield, 88, 89. 

Trineombar, 15, 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 41, 55, 60 

71,74. 
Trivlecane (Triblecane), 40, 50, 51, 
Tryamong, 3, 4, 44. 
Turrin, James, 39. 



Upton, 43, 51. 



u 



Vellore, 81. 

Vernon, John, 45. 

Vickers, Robert, 2. 

Vinion, Robert, 88. 

Vintettee Chittee, 74, 87, 88, 92. 

Vizagapatam, 2, 10, 12, 13, 16, 26-28, 30, 32, 

35, 38, 39, 41, 44, 45, 47, 51, 52, 54, 56, 

5f-61, 75, 78, 79, 81-83, 87, 90, 91, 93, 94, 

97, 100. 

W 
Wallis, Peter, 6, 7. 
Ward, Henry, 29. 
Warre, William, 6, 7, 53, 58, 60. 
Weatcher, Thomas, 41. 
Weld, William, 59, 82, 83, 88. 
Wesendonck, John, 6, 7. 
Wentworih, 60,71. 
West Coast, 3, 15, 16, 18, 31, 32, 44, 46-48,. 

51-53, 71, 72, 74, 75, 81, 83, 88, 89, 98. 
White, Edward, 75, 84, 
White, Henry, 39. 
Wigmore, Thomas, 1, 7, 34, 83, 95. 
Williams, Richard, 5, 48, 50. 
Williamson, Ishmall, 55, 68. 
Willowghby, Thomas, 29. 
Wood, Samuel, 23,41. 
Woodman, Alexander, 59. 
Woota Lingua, 28. 
Wootum Chand, 19, 51. 
Wright, Eliz, 28, 
Wright, Thomas, 4, 6-8, 10, 23, 28, 29,33,. 

37,41,44,46, 51, 54, 59, 66, 73,90,91, 

96. 
Wyatt, 89. 

T 
Yale, 37. 
York Fort, 3, 4, 8, 44-46, 51, 52, 59, 60, 76, 

83, 85, 86, 99. 

Z 
Zeilone, 24. 
Zulphaker Cawn, 19. j,., •